Definition of “relaxation” - English Dictionary

“relaxation” in British English

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uk /ˌriː.lækˈseɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌriː.lækˈseɪ.ʃən/

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.

More examples

  • Pat teaches evening classes in yoga and relaxation.
  • She teaches relaxation techniques.
  • A bath is for me a form of relaxation.
  • Massage should produce a state of relaxation.
  • I use relaxation tapes before I go to sleep.

(Definition of “relaxation” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)