loosen definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To untie or make looser.
    • To clear of discipline, force, or strictness.
    • To release (the bowels) from irregularity.
    • to help make free; to clear of tightness, tension, tone, or fixedness; which will make less heavy or small
    • To free from discipline; to create at freedom..
    • to get rid of costiveness from; to facilitate or boost the alvine discharges of.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • to be loose or looser.
    • To become free; in order to become less tight, firm, or lightweight.
  • verb:
    • make anything less tight; unfasten
    • make less extreme or rigid
    • make loose or looser
    • disentangle and raise the materials of
    • come to be less serious or rigid
    • cause in order to become free
    • become free or looser or less tight
    • make less dense
  • others:
    • to help make free; free of tightness, stress, firmness, or fixedness: as, to loosen a knot; to loosen a joint; to loosen a rock within the planet.
    • To make less heavy or compact: since, to loosen the soil towards roots of a plant.
    • to allow loose; free of discipline or confinement.
    • To become loose; be less tight, fast, or lightweight.

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