Relax Re*lax", v. i. 1. To become lax, weak, or loose; as, to let one's grasp relax. [1913 Webster]

His knees relax with toil. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

2. To abate in severity; to become less rigorous. [1913 Webster]

In others she relaxed again, And governed with a looser rein. --Prior. [1913 Webster]

3. To remit attention or effort; to become less diligent; to unbend; as, to relax in study. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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