lax definition

  • adjective:
    • without rigor, strictness, or tone. See Synonyms at negligent.
    • maybe not tight, fast, or compact; slack. See Synonyms at free.
    • Loose and never easily retained or controlled. Applied of bowel evacuations.
    • Linguistics Pronounced utilizing the muscle tissue associated with tongue and jaw reasonably relaxed, since the vowel (ĕ) in let.
    • lenient and making it possible for deviation; perhaps not rigid.
    • free; perhaps not tight or tight.
    • lacking treatment; neglectful, negligent
    • maybe not tight, firm, or rigid; free; slack
    • perhaps not strict or stringent; not specific; loose; weak; unclear; equivocal.
    • Having a looseness of this bowels; diarrheal.
    • pronounced with muscle tissue of tongue and jaw fairly relaxed (e.g., the vowel noise in `bet')
    • lacking in rigor or strictness
    • draining effortlessly or extremely
    • without strength or tone or strength
  • noun:
    • A salmon.
    • lacrosse
    • A looseness; diarrhea.
    • A loosing; relief.
    • A looseness; diarrhea.
    • A salmon.
  • others:
    • Slack; loose; soft; maybe not company in surface, persistence, or tension; readily producing to touch or pressure: as, lax skin or fibre; a lax cord.
    • free; no-cost; coming to ease.
    • calm; perhaps not retentive: as, lax bowels.
    • Loose in relation to force or power; desiring vitality; poor; remiss; with a lack of strictness: because, lax discipline; he is lax in his duty.
    • free in construction or application; not rigidly exact or exact; unclear; equivocal.
    • In botany, loose or open; maybe not compact: said of some panicles.
    • To relax.

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