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relax

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verb re·lax \ri-ˈlaks\

Medical Definition of relax

  1. 1:  to slacken or make less tense or rigid <alternately contracting and relaxing their muscles>

  2. 2:  to relieve from nervous tension

  3. 3:  to relieve from constipation <medications to relax the bowels>

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  5. intransitive verb

  6. of a muscle or muscle fiber :  to return to an inactive or resting state; especially :  to become inactive and lengthen

  7. 2:  to cast off social restraint, nervous tension, or anxiety <couldn't relax in crowds>





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