relaxation

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noun re·lax·a·tion \ˌrē-ˌlak-ˈsā-shən, ri-ˌlak-, especially British ˌre-lək-\

Definition of relaxation

  1. 1 :  the act of relaxing or state of being relaxed

  2. 2 :  a relaxing or recreative state, activity, or pastime :  diversion

  3. 3 :  the lengthening that characterizes inactive muscle fibers or muscles

Examples of relaxation in a sentence

  1. I like to play the guitar for relaxation.

  2. What I need is some rest and relaxation.

1548

First Known Use of relaxation

1548


RELAXATION Defined for English Language Learners

relaxation

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noun re·lax·a·tion \ˌrē-ˌlak-ˈsā-shən, ri-ˌlak-, especially British ˌre-lək-\

Definition of relaxation for English Language Learners

  • : a way to rest and enjoy yourself

  • : time that you spend resting and enjoying yourself

  • : something that you do to stop feeling nervous, worried, etc.


RELAXATION Defined for Kids

relaxation

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noun re·lax·a·tion \ˌrē-ˌlak-ˈsā-shən\

Definition of relaxation for Students

  1. 1 :  the act or fact of being or becoming rested, calm, or less tense or severe relaxation of rules a vacation of fun and relaxation

  2. 2 :  a way of becoming rested or calm and free from stress I listen to music for relaxation.


Medical Dictionary

relaxation

noun re·lax·a·tion \ˌrē-ˌlak-ˈsā-shən, ri-ˌlak-, especially British ˌrel-ək-\

Medical Definition of relaxation

  1. 1:  the act of relaxing or state of being relaxed maximal abdominal relaxation was not evident until at least five minutes after the injection—Lancet

  2. 2:  the reduction of contractile force in a muscle or muscle fiber; especially :  the lengthening that typically characterizes inactive muscles or muscle fibers



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