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re·lax

 (rĭ-lăks′)
v. re·laxed, re·lax·ing, re·lax·es
v.tr.
1. To make lax or loose: relax one's grip.
2. To make less severe or strict: relax a curfew.
3. To reduce in intensity; slacken: relax one's efforts.
4. To relieve from tension or strain: The warm bath relaxed me.
v.intr.
1. To take one's ease; rest.
2. To become lax or loose.
3. To become less severe or strict.
4. To become less restrained or tense.

[Middle English relaxen, from Old French relaxer, from Latin relaxāre : re-, re- + laxāre, to loosen (from laxus, loose; see slēg- in Indo-European roots).]

re·lax′a·ble adj.

relaxing

(rɪˈlæksɪŋ)
adj
having the effect of making a person feel calm
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.relaxing - affording physical or mental rest; "she spent a restful night at home"

relaxing

adjective restful, calming, soothing, tranquillizing I find cooking very relaxing.
Translations
uklidňující
afslappende
rentouttava
opuštajući
くつろがせる
편하게 하는
avslappnande
ซึ่งช่วยให้ผ่อนคลาย
làm cho thoải mái

relaxing

[rɪˈlæksɪŋ] ADJrelajante

relaxing

[rɪˈlæksɪŋ] adj [day, evening, holiday] → relaxant(e); [atmosphere] → relaxant(e); [massage, music] → relaxant(e)
a quiet, relaxing holiday → des vacances calmes et relaxantes
to find sth relaxing
I find cooking relaxing → Cela me détend de faire la cuisine.

relaxing

adjentspannend; climateerholsam; relaxing musicMusik, die (einen) entspannt

relaxing

[rɪˈlæksɪŋ] adjrilassante

relaxing

مُسْتَرِيح uklidňující afslappende entspannend χαλαρωτικός relajante rentouttava reposant opuštajući rilassante くつろがせる 편하게 하는 ontspannend avslappende relaksujący relaxante расслабляющий avslappnande ซึ่งช่วยให้ผ่อนคลาย gevşetici làm cho thoải mái 从容的

relaxing

adj relajante
References in classic literature ?
Day by day, nevertheless, their sour and rigid wrinkles were relaxing into something which, in the due course of years, might grow to be an expression of almost benevolence.
First, there were the tight-rein drivers -- men who seemed to think that all depended on holding the reins as hard as they could, never relaxing the pull on the horse's mouth, or giving him the least liberty of movement.
A softness gathered over the lurid fires of her eye; she looked down, and Tom could feel the relaxing muscles of her hands, as she said,
WHEN I did get to bed at last I was unspeakably tired; the stretching out, and the relaxing of the long-tense muscles, how luxurious, how delicious
All the rest of that day, and from morning to night afterwards, she sat at that desk, scratching composedly with a hard pen, speaking in the same imperturbable whisper to everybody; never relaxing a muscle of her face, or softening a tone of her voice, or appearing with an atom of her dress astray.
Soon after I heard a general shout, with frequent repetitions of the words PEPLOM SELAN; and I felt great numbers of people on my left side relaxing the cords to such a degree, that I was able to turn upon my right, and to ease myself with making water; which I very plentifully did, to the great astonishment of the people; who, conjecturing by my motion what I was going to do, immediately opened to the right and left on that side, to avoid the torrent, which fell with such noise and violence from me.
The curate at once hastened to uncover her face and throw water on it, and as he did so Don Fernando, for he it was who held the other in his arms, recognised her and stood as if death-stricken by the sight; not, however, relaxing his grasp of Luscinda, for it was she that was struggling to release herself from his hold, having recognised Cardenio by his voice, as he had recognised her.
A little to his right rose the noisy activity of his troop of sun-tanned veterans, released for the time from the irksome trammels of discipline, relaxing tired muscles, laughing, joking, and smoking as they, too, prepared to eat after a twelve-hour fast.
Presently, he not relaxing in his disordered walk, the images began to come clearer and stay longer in his fancy; and next the power of thought came back to him, and the horror and danger of his situation rooted him to the ground.
He was sustained at first by that pride of conscious innocence which is the sequence to hope; then he began to doubt his own innocence, which justified in some measure the governor's belief in his mental alienation; and then, relaxing his sentiment of pride, he addressed his supplications, not to God, but to man.
Conscious that the silken girth--if silk it were--was relaxing its hold, she turned aside into the shelter of the maple-trees, and there found a young man asleep by the spring
Come, that's wise of you, Ben," said Adam, laughing and relaxing his grasp.