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laxō āvī, ātus, āre

laxus, to extend, make wide, open, expand : forum: manipulos, Cs.: ubi laxatas sensit custodias, L.To open, undo, unloose, release : vincla epistolae, N.: pedem ab nodo, L.: claustra portarum, Iu.To slacken, relax, unbend : arcum, Ph.: excussos rudentīs, V.: laxatis habenis invehi, Cu.: se cutis arida laxet, Iu.— Fig., to lighten, relieve, free, unbend, recreate : iudicum animos: animum ab adsiduis laboribus, L.: libidinum vinculis laxati.— To relax, mitigate, moderate, weaken : sibi aliquid laboris, L.: quies laxaverat artūs, V.: laxata pugna, interrupted , L.To lessen, abate, reduce : annonam, L.: annona laxaverat (sc. se), L.

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