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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.
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relaxing

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

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

relaxing

[rɪˈlæksɪŋ] ADJrelajante
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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.
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relaxing

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

[rɪˈlæksɪŋ] adjrilassante
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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
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relaxing

adj relajante
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Genevieve sighed with relief, her tense body relaxing and a faintness coming over her.
With which mournful review of their proceedings, Mr Dennis sought consolation in cold boiled beef and beer; but without at all relaxing the grim and dissatisfied expression of his face, the gloom of which was rather deepened than dissipated by their grateful influence.
Vronsky was continually conscious of the necessity of never for a second relaxing the tone of stern official respectfulness, that he might not himself be insulted.
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.
"But what is there to say about me?" said Pierre, his face relaxing into a careless, merry smile.
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At an event in Austria, Federal Reserve governor, Jerome Powell, said, 'There is room for eliminating or relaxing aspects of the implementing regulation in ways that do not undermine the Volcker rule's main policy goals.'
My animals--petting them and talking to them is very relaxing, although they do make messes.
Craig, who has been working on the latest Bond movie Spectre, and whose character is partial to Martinis "shaken not stirred", said going out drinking in real life was far from relaxing because of mobile phones being used to take pictures.