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relax

vt re·lax \ri-ˈlaks\

Medical Definition of RELAX

1
:  to slacken or make less tense or rigid <alternately contracting and relaxing their muscles>
2
:  to relieve from nervous tension
3
:  to relieve from constipation <medications to relax the bowels>
intransitive verb
1
of a muscle or muscle fiber :  to return to an inactive or resting state; especially :  to become inactive and lengthen
2
:  to cast off social restraint, nervous tension, or anxiety <couldn't relax in crowds>

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May 24, 2015
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