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relax

verb
 
 
/rɪˈlæks/
PERSON [I, T] B1 to become happy and comfortable because nothing is worrying you, or to make someone do this: I find it difficult to relax. The wine had relaxed him and he began to talk.Calming and relaxing
LESS STIFF [I, T] If a part of your body relaxes, it becomes less stiff, and if you relax it, you make it become less stiff: Try these exercises to relax your neck muscles.Calming and relaxingLiberating, relaxing and releasing
RULES [T] to make laws or rules less severe: The government has recently relaxed laws on bringing animals into Britain.Becoming and making smaller or lessBecoming and making less strongLiberating, relaxing and releasing
relaxation
 
 
/ˌriːlækˈseɪʃən/ noun [U]
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