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Overview of noun slackening

The noun slackening has 1 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. relaxation, loosening, slackening

(an occurrence of control or strength weakening; "the relaxation of requirements"; "the loosening of his grip"; "the slackening of the wind")

Overview of verb slacken

The verb slacken has 4 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (4) slow, slow down, slow up, slack, slacken

(become slow or slower; "Production slowed")

2. (1) slack, slacken, slack up, relax

(make less active or fast; "He slackened his pace as he got tired"; "Don't relax your efforts now")

3. slacken

(become looser or slack; "the rope slackened")

4. slacken, remit

(make slack as by lessening tension or firmness) © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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