|1.||to make (muscles, a grip, etc) less tense or rigid or (of muscles, a grip, etc) to become looser or less rigid|
|2.||(intr) to take rest or recreation, as from work or effort: on Sundays, she just relaxes; she relaxes by playing golf|
|3.||to lessen the force of (effort, concentration, etc) or (of effort) to become diminished|
|4.||to make (rules or discipline) less rigid or strict or (of rules, etc) to diminish in severity|
|5.||(intr) (of a person) to become less formal; unbend|
|[C15: from Latin relaxāre to loosen, from |
relax re·lax (rĭ-lāks')
v. re·laxed, re·lax·ing, re·lax·es
To make or become lax or loose.
To relieve or become relieved from tension or strain.