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Definition of Relax


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Hence, to relieve from attention or effort; to ease; to recreate; to divert; as, amusement relaxes the mind.
  4. To relieve from constipation; to loosen; to open; as, an aperient relaxes the bowels.
  5. To become lax, weak, or loose; as, to let one's grasp relax.
  6. To abate in severity; to become less rigorous.
  7. To remit attention or effort; to become less diligent; to unbend; as, to relax in study.
  8. Relaxation.
  9. Relaxed; lax; hence, remiss; careless.

Relax Quotations

Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.
Robert A. Heinlein

Art raises its head where creeds relax.
Friedrich Nietzsche

To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don't grab hold of the water, because if you do you will sink and drown. Instead you relax, and float.
Alan Watts

Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.
William S. Burroughs

Gardening is how I relax. It's another form of creating and playing with colors.
Oscar de la Renta
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Relax Translations

relax in Dutch is verslappen, zich verpozen
relax in French is relaxez, relaxent, relaxer, relaxons
relax in German is ausruhen, abspannen, entspannen
relax in Italian is rilassare
relax in Latin is relaxo
relax in Portuguese is relaxe
relax in Spanish is relajar
relax in Swedish is koppla av, slakna

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