Definitions

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of loosen.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. having constraints removed.
  • adj. straightened out; untangled.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. straightened out

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Their hut stood at the end of the village, beyond it spread the bleak moor, now all white and silent; but that moor had once been a forest, great roots of old trees were still to be found in it, loosened from the soil and laid bare by the winds and rains.

    Granny's Wonderful Chair

  • It will be a mortal blow if there is a single palm missing on Monte Chiaro or if a single stone has loosened from the town wall.

    The Miracles of Antichrist: A Novel

  • Then he had discovered that big stones had loosened from the dome just over the image.

    The Miracles of Antichrist: A Novel

  • Golden as the earliest leaf loosened from the spray,

    The Drift of Pinions

  • Unyoked from bondage, loosened from the world, katakicc─ü

    Psalms of the Sisters

  • He shook his head, and without a word loosened the girths of his horse and took off the bridle.

    In the Heart of the Rockies

  • He drew it halfway from its scabbard, then put it back and set the scabbard gently back in place, the sword loosened, hilt ready to hand.

    A Breath of Snow and Ashes

  • Slowly the sword loosened, came forth from the slit in which it had been set.

    Merlin's Mirror

  • You can reason with a mastiff, take a bull by surprise, fascinate a snake, frighten a tiger, mollify a lion; but there is no resource with the monster known as a loosened gun.

    Great Sea Stories

  • In anticipation of the event, I've "loosened" a part of my cone exhibit A, above.

    affolement - French Word-A-Day

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