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re-laxō āvī, ātus, āre,

to stretch out, widen again, make wider: fontibus ora, open, O.: vias et caeca Spiramenta, relax the ducts, V.—To unloose, loosen, open: alvus relaxatur: se intestinis relaxantibus: densa, rarefy, V.: tunicarum vincula, O.—Fig., to abate, remit, give respite: remittit aliquantum et relaxat.—To ease, relieve, cheer, relax, lighten: animos doctrinā: animus somno relaxatus: ut ex pristino sermone relaxarentur animi omnium: homines interdum animis relaxantur.—To make loose, relax, loosen: constructio verborum dissolutionibus relaxetur: pater indulgens, quicquid ego astrinxi, relaxat.—To alleviate, mitigate, assuage: tristitiam ac severitatem: quiete laborem, Cu.—To relieve, release, free, abate: (animi) cum se corporis vinculis relaxaverint: insani cum relaxentur, i. e. become lucid.

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