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1. relaxation

noun. ['ˌriːlækˈseɪʃən'] the act of making less strict.

Synonyms

  • liberalization
  • relief
  • easement
  • easing
  • liberalisation

Antonyms

  • active
  • activeness
  • venial sin
  • stand

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Words that Rhyme with Relaxation

  • deinstitutionalization
  • institutionalization
  • self-congratulation
  • antidiscrimination
  • telecommunication
  • nondiscrimination
  • misrepresentation
  • mischaracterization
  • internationalization
  • industrialization
  • decriminalization
  • transillumination
  • self-determination
  • renationalization
  • recapitalization
  • prestidigitation
  • misinterpretation
  • misidentification
  • miscommunication
  • experimentation
  • excommunication
  • disqualification
  • discontinuation
  • denationalization
  • decentralization
  • transplantation
  • singularization
  • self-perpetuation
  • securitization
  • reinterpretation

Example sentences of the word relaxation


1. Noun, singular or mass
Problems with the muscular contraction and relaxation of the esophagus can also be painful.

Quotes containing the word relaxation


1. Thus we hope to teach mythology not as a study, but as a relaxation from study; to give our work the charm of a story-book, yet by means of it to impart a knowledge of an important branch of education.
- Thomas Bulfinch

2. What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter - a soothing, calming influence on the mind, rather like a good armchair which provides relaxation from physical fatigue.
- Henri Matisse

3. Orthodoxy is a relaxation of the mind accompanied by a stiffening of the heart.
- Edward Abbey, A Voice Crying in the Wilderness

2. relaxation

noun. ['ˌriːlækˈseɪʃən'] a feeling of refreshing tranquility and an absence of tension or worry.

Synonyms

  • quietness
  • languor
  • quietude
  • tranquillity
  • tranquility
  • easiness

Antonyms

  • unnaturalness
  • agitation
  • sound
  • disorder

3. relaxation

noun. ['ˌriːlækˈseɪʃən'] freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility).

Synonyms

  • laziness
  • dormancy
  • repose
  • lie-in
  • bed rest
  • bedrest
  • leisure
  • rest
  • sleeping
  • quiescence
  • inactivity
  • ease

Antonyms

  • wake
  • lie
  • waking
  • erect

4. relaxation

noun. ['ˌriːlækˈseɪʃən'] (physiology) the gradual lengthening of inactive muscle or muscle fibers.

Synonyms

  • increase
  • growth

Antonyms

  • decrement
  • embarrassment
  • minor surgery

5. relaxation

noun. ['ˌriːlækˈseɪʃən'] a method of solving simultaneous equations by guessing a solution and then reducing the errors that result by successive approximations until all the errors are less than some specified amount.

Synonyms

  • operation
  • mathematical process
  • relaxation method

Antonyms

  • discomposure
  • be active
  • work time
  • change

6. relaxation

noun. ['ˌriːlækˈseɪʃən'] an occurrence of control or strength weakening.

Synonyms

  • slackening
  • weakening
  • thaw

Antonyms

  • difficult
  • difficulty
  • effortfulness
  • discomfort

7. relaxation

noun. ['ˌriːlækˈseɪʃən'] (physics) the exponential return of a system to equilibrium after a disturbance.

Synonyms

  • exponential return
  • exponential decay

Antonyms

  • increase
  • low relief
  • high relief
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