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  Words related to loosen

Related / Similar Words: relax, loose, untie, undo, tease, tease apart

 

Definition:
  • become loose or looser or less tight; "The noose loosened"; "the rope relaxed";
  • make loose or looser; "loosen the tension on a rope";
  • make less dense; "loosen the soil";
  • cause to become loose; "undo the shoelace"; "untie the knot"; "loosen the necktie";
  • disentangle and raise the fibers of; "tease wool";
  • become less severe or strict; "The rules relaxed after the new director arrived";
  • make less severe or strict; "The government relaxed the curfew after most of the rebels were caught";

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    Hyponyms: relax, unbend, slacken, remit, slack, unscrew, scarify, ruffle, fluff

     

    Grouped Verbs: relax

     

    Derivational Morphology: relaxation, loosening, slackening, laxation, undoer, opener, unfastener, untier, untying, undoing, unfastening, teaser, liberalization, liberalisation

     

    Anagrams: lesson, Nelson

     

     
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