Definition of relax :
1. Hence, to relieve from attention or effort; to ease; to recreate; to divert; as, amusement relaxes the mind.
3. Relaxed; lax; hence, remiss; careless.
4. To abate in severity; to become less rigorous.
5. To become lax, weak, or loose; as, to let one's grasp relax.
6. To make lax or loose; to make less close, firm, rigid, tense, or the like; to slacken; to loosen; to open; as, to relax a rope or cord; to relax the muscles or sinews.
7. To make less severe or rigorous; to abate the stringency of; to remit in respect to strenuousness, earnestness, or effort; as, to relax discipline; to relax one's attention or endeavors.
8. To relieve from constipation; to loosen; to open; as, an aperient relaxes the bowels.
9. To remit attention or effort; to become less diligent; to unbend; as, to relax in study.
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amuse (part of speech: verb)
relax (part of speech: verb)
repose (part of speech: verb)
moderate (part of speech: verb)
- And then Uncle Ambrose fixing his gaze on a far spot in the ceiling shivered and groaned until his audience hurried away, when he was able to relax into greater comfort. - "The Loves of Ambrose", Margaret Vandercook.
- When he gives up the attempt to take it all in by an intellectual and moral effort, he may, as the saying is, " relax." - "Humanly Speaking", Samuel McChord Crothers.
- The younger woman was pale and haggard and unable to relax. - "In the Heart of a Fool", William Allen White.