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Meaning of relax

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      v 1: 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"
           [syn: {relax}, {loosen up}, {unbend}, {unwind},
           {decompress}, {slow down}] [ant: {tense}, {tense up}]
      2: make less taut; "relax the tension on the rope" [syn:
         {relax}, {unbend}]
      3: become loose or looser or less tight; "The noose loosened";
         "the rope relaxed" [syn: {loosen}, {relax}, {loose}] [ant:
      4: cause to feel relaxed; "A hot bath always relaxes me" [syn:
         {relax}, {unstrain}, {unlax}, {loosen up}, {unwind}, {make
         relaxed}] [ant: {strain}, {tense}, {tense up}]
      5: 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" [syn: {relax}, {loosen
      6: make less severe or strict; "The government relaxed the
         curfew after most of the rebels were caught" [syn: {relax},
      7: become less severe or strict; "The rules relaxed after the
         new director arrived" [syn: {relax}, {loosen}]
      8: make less active or fast; "He slackened his pace as he got
         tired"; "Don't relax your efforts now" [syn: {slack},
         {slacken}, {slack up}, {relax}]

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