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relaxation

re·lax·a·tion

relaxation

pronunciation:
ri laek seI shn
part of speech: noun
definition 1: diversion or recreation designed to refresh the body and mind.
Our resort offers the utmost in relaxation and comfort.
synonyms:
amusement, diversion, entertainment, fun
similar words:
letdown
definition 2: a release from sustained effort.
They have ten minutes for relaxation between the exams.
synonyms:
break, repose, respite, rest
antonyms:
tension
similar words:
unbending
definition 3: a loosening, slackening, or letting go.
A hot bath is good for the relaxation of the muscles.
synonyms:
freeing, loosening, release, slackening
antonyms:
tension
similar words:
unbending
definition 4: a release from control, strictness, or discipline.
This decade saw a relaxation of government control of the media.Relaxation of the dress code allows the students to wear shorts again.
synonyms:
unbending