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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

It is nice finding that place where you can just go and relax.
Moises Arias

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

Together with a culture of work, there must be a culture of leisure as gratification. To put it another way: people who work must take the time to relax, to be with their families, to enjoy themselves, read, listen to music, play a sport.
Pope Francis

I only really and truly fully relax on my own. Give me a sun lounger, a pool and a sea view, and I'm happy.
Miranda Hart

The time to relax is when you don't have time for it. - Sydney J. Harris
The time to relax is when you don't have time for it.
Sydney J. Harris
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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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