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Lax


LAX, adjective [Latin laxus.]

1. Loose; flabby; soft; not tense, firm or rigid; as lax flesh; a lax fiber.

2. Slack; not tight or tense; as a lax cord.

3. Not firly united; of loose texture; as gravel and the like laxer matter.

4. Not rigidly exact; as a lax moral discourse.

5. Not strict; as lax morals.

6. Loose in the bowels; having too frequent discharges.

LAX, noun

1. A looseness; diarrhea.

2. A species of fish or salmon. [Not in use.]