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slackened

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 2)

not tightly fastened, tied, or stretched
  • slackened lines

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slackened

verb
past tense of slacken

Synonyms & Antonyms of slackened (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to make less taut
  • you'll need to slacken the rope a bit to get it free of that post

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2 to cause to move or proceed at a less rapid pace
  • drivers need to slacken their speed as they approach the sharp curve

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“Slackened.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/slackened. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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