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Definition of relaxing (Meaning of relaxing)
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Relax Re*lax" (r?-l?ks"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Relaxed}
	     (-l?kst"); p. pr. & vb. n. {Relaxing}.] [L. relaxare; pref.
	     re- re- + laxare to loose, to slacken, from laxus loose. See
	     {Lax}, and cf. {Relay}, n., {Release}.]
	     1. To make lax or loose; to make less close, firm, rigid,
	        tense, or the like; to slacken; to loosen; to open; as, to
	        relax a rope or cord; to relax the muscles or sinews.
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	              Horror . . . all his joints relaxed.  --Milton.
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	              Nor served it to relax their serried files.
	                                                    --Milton.
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	     2. To make less severe or rigorous; to abate the stringency
	        of; to remit in respect to strenuousness, earnestness, or
	        effort; as, to relax discipline; to relax one's attention
	        or endeavors.
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	              The statute of mortmain was at several times relaxed
	              by the legislature.                   --Swift.
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	     3. Hence, to relieve from attention or effort; to ease; to
	        recreate; to divert; as, amusement relaxes the mind.
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	     4. To relieve from constipation; to loosen; to open; as, an
	        aperient relaxes the bowels.
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	     Syn: To slacken; loosen; loose; remit; abate; mitigate; ease;
	          unbend; divert.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
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