Definitions

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  • n. The act of loosening or slackening, or the state of being loosened or slackened.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of loosening or slackening, or the state of being loosened or slackened.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A loosing or slacking up; relaxation.

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

  • n. the act of making something less tight
  • n. the elimination of fecal waste through the anus

Etymologies

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Latin laxatio, from laxare to loosen, from laxus loose, slack.

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