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laxadjective

uk   /læks/  us   /læks/
without much ​care, ​attention, or ​control: The ​subcommitteecontends that the ​authorities were lax ininvestigating most of the ​cases.
not ​severe or ​strong enough: He took a ​gun through ​baggagecontrol to ​highlight the lax ​security.
specialized phonetics (of a ​speechsound) made without much ​force
laxity
noun [U] uk   /ˈlæk.sə.ti/  us   /ˈlæk.sə.t̬i/ (also laxness)
laxly
adverb uk   /ˈlæks.li/  us   /ˈlæks.li/
(Definition of lax from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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laxadjective

 us   /læks/
lackingcare, ​attention, or ​control; not ​severe or ​strong enough: Security at the ​airportseemed lax.
laxity
noun [U]  us   /ˈlæk·sɪ·t̬i/ (also laxness,  /ˈlæk·snəs/ )
Laxity in ​enforcingsafety regulations can ​costlives.
(Definition of lax from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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