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Dictionary definition for: Lax

1. (s) lacking in rigor or strictness; "such lax and slipshod ways are no longer acceptable" "lax in attending classes" "slack in maintaining discipline"

2. (a) pronounced with muscles relatively relaxed (e.g., the vowel sound in "bet'')

3. (a) not taut or rigid; not stretched or held tight; "a lax rope"

4. (s) lacking in strength or firmness or resilience; "flaccid muscles" "took his lax hand in hers" "gave a limp handshake" "a limp gesture as if waving away all desire to know" G.K.Chesterton; "a slack grip"

5. (s) tolerant or lenient; "indulgent parents risk spoiling their children" "procedures are lax and discipline is weak" "too soft on the children"

6. (s) emptying easily or excessively; "loose bowels"

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