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RELAXA'TION, noun [Latin relaxatio.]

1. The act of slackening or remitting tension; as a relaxation of the muscles, fibers or nerves; a relaxation of the whole system.

2. Cessation of restraint.

3. Remission or abatement of rigor; as a relaxation of the law.

4. Remission of attention or application; as a relaxation of mind, study or business.

5. An opening or loosening.