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  Definition of slacken
  1. make slack as by lessening tension or firmness
  2. become looser or slack; "the rope slackened"
  3. become slow or slower; "Production slowed"
  4. make less active or fast; "He slackened his pace as he got tired"; "Don''t relax your efforts now"
Similar Words: remit, slow, slow down, slow up, slack, slack up, relax

 

See Also: ease up, ease off, slacken off, flag

 

Hyponyms: douse, dowse

 

Derivational Morphology: relaxation, loosening, slackening, slump, slack, drop-off, falloff, falling off, slowdown, lag, retardation, deceleration, slowing

 

 
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