loosened
loosened loosened adj. 1. having constraints removed.

Syn: freed. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

2. straightened out; untangled.

Syn: disentangled, unsnarled. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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