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Dictionary definition for: Relax

1. (v) become less tense, rest, or take one''s ease; "He relaxed in the hot tub" "Let''s all relax after a hard day''s work"

2. (v) make less tight; "relax the tension on the rope"

3. (v) become loose or looser or less tight; "The noose loosened" "the rope relaxed"

4. (v) cause to feel relaxed; "A hot bath always relaxes me"

5. (v) become less tense, less formal, or less restrained, and assume a friendlier manner; "our new colleague relaxed when he saw that we were a friendly group"

6. (v) make less severe or strict; "The government relaxed the curfew after most of the rebels were caught"

7. (v) become less severe or strict; "The rules relaxed after the new director arrived"

8. (v) make less active or fast; "He slackened his pace as he got tired" "Don''t relax your efforts now"

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