Untighten \Un*tight"en\, v. t. [1st pref. un- + tighten.] To make less tight or tense; to loosen. [1913 Webster]

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  • untighten — v.t. * * * …   Universalium

  • untighten — verb To loosen; to make something less tight …   Wiktionary

  • untighten — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To reduce in tension, pressure, or rigidity: ease, let up, loose, loosen, relax, slack, slacken. See TIGHTEN …   English dictionary for students

  • untighten — un·tighten …   English syllables

  • untighten — “+ transitive verb Etymology: un (II) + tighten : to make less tight : loosen an expulsion of breath untightens the chest William Faulkner …   Useful english dictionary

  • ease — [n1] peace, quiet; lack of difficulty affluence, ataraxia, bed of roses*, calm, calmness, comfort, content, contentment, easiness, enjoyment, gratification, happiness, idleness, inactivity, inertia, inertness, leisure, luxury, passivity, peace of …   New thesaurus

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  • ease off — Synonyms and related words: abate, arrest, avert, backpedal, backwater, bate, bear off, brake, check, clip the wings, curb, decelerate, delay, detain, die down, diffuse, disjoin, disperse, draw aside, draw rein, ease, ease up, ebb, edge off, fall …   Moby Thesaurus

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  • loose — Synonyms and related words: Bohemian, Paphian, abandoned, abate, absonant, adrift, affable, afloat, afoot and lighthearted, aid, aimless, aleatoric, aleatory, alleviate, amorphous, approximate, approximative, at large, at liberty, aweigh, bagging …   Moby Thesaurus

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