relaxedly

relaxed

[ri-lakst]
adjective
1.
being free of or relieved from tension or anxiety: in a relaxed mood.
2.
not strict; easy; informal: the relaxed rules of the club.

Origin:
1630–40; relax + -ed2

relaxedly [ri-lak-sid-lee, -lakst-lee] , adverb
relaxedness, noun
unrelaxed, adjective
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relax (rɪˈlæks)
 
vb
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 re- + laxāre to loosen, from laxus loose, lax]
 
re'laxable
 
adj
 
re'laxed
 
adj
 
relaxedly
 
adv

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relax
c.1420, "to make (something) less compact or dense," from O.Fr. relaxer (14c.), from L. relaxare "relax, loosen, open," from re- "back" + laxare "loosen," from laxus "loose" (see lax). Of persons, attested from 1837, "to become less formal;" meaning "to become less tense" is
recorded from 1935. Relaxation "relief from work" first recorded 1548.
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relax re·lax (rĭ-lāks')
v. re·laxed, re·lax·ing, re·lax·es

  1. To make or become lax or loose.

  2. To relieve or become relieved from tension or strain.

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