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relaxverb [I/T]

 us   /rɪˈlæks/
to become or cause someone to become calm and comfortable, and not worried or nervous, or to become or cause a muscle or the body to become less tight: [I] She saw a need for a downtown club where women could relax. [T] This exercise will help you to relax your neck muscles. [T] He relaxed his grip on my arm (= held it less tightly).
When rules or controls are relaxed, they are made less severe.
relaxation
noun [U]  us   /ˌriˌlækˈseɪ·ʃən/
The senator and his family flew to West Palm Beach for golf and relaxation.
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relaxverb [T]

uk   us   /rɪˈlæks/
relax rules/laws/restrictions, etc.
to make rules, laws, etc. less severe: The government is to relax restrictions on companies and individuals holding foreign currencies.
(Definition of relax from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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