Definition for RE-LAX-A'TION

RE-LAX-A'TION, n. [Fr. from L. relaxatio.]

  1. The act of slackening or remitting tension; as, a relaxation of the muscles, fibers or nerves; a relaxation of the whole system. Bacon. Encyc.
  2. Cessation of restraint. Burnet.
  3. Remission or abatement of rigor; as, a relaxation of the law. Swift.
  4. Remission of attention or application; as, a relaxation of mind, study or business.
  5. An opening or loosening.

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