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English definition of “relaxation”

relaxation

noun uk   /ˌriː.lækˈseɪ.ʃən/ us  

relaxation noun (FEELING)

B1 [U] the feeling of being relaxed: I go fishing for relaxation. [C] a pleasant activity that makes you become calm and less worried: Yoga is one of my favourite relaxations.

relaxation noun (RULE)

[U] the act of making rules or the control of something less severe: I cannot allow any relaxation in/of the rules.
(Definition of relaxation from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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