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relax

re·lax

relax

 
pronunciation:
rih laeks
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part of speech: verb
inflections: relaxed, relaxes, relaxing
definition 1: to make looser or less stiff.
Relax your leg so the doctor can test your reflexes.
synonyms:
loosen
antonyms:
stretch, tense
similar words:
free, release, slack, unwind
definition 2: to make less harsh or strict.
The school decided to relax its dress code and allow blue jeans.
synonyms:
tone down
antonyms:
tighten
similar words:
ease, lighten, minimize, slack, soften
definition 3: to rest while doing nothing or by spending time doing enjoyable things.
The workers relaxed during their lunch break.
 
derivations: relaxed (adj.), relaxing (adj.), relaxedly (adv.), relaxer (n.)
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  • relaxed:
    less tense; more comfortable.
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