Political prisoners were released, and censorship of the media and the Internet was relaxed.
Lauer, the most relaxed of the three in an open-necked blue-striped shirt, seemed to be playing the role of couples counselor.
Because the music here is so free, so joyous, so relaxed that all its pleasures are instantly communicable.
late 14c., "to make (something) less compact or dense," from Old French relaschier "set free; soften; reduce" (14c.), from Latin relaxare "relax, loosen, open, stretch out, widen again; make loose," from re- "back" (see re-) + laxare "loosen," from laxus "loose" (see lax). Of persons, "to become less formal," from 1837. Meaning "decrease tension" is from early 15c.; intransitive sense of "to become less tense" is recorded from 1935. Related: Relaxed; relaxing.
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.