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Latin laxātiō, from laxō (I loosen), from laxus (loose, slack).


laxation (countable and uncountable, plural laxations)

  1. The act of loosening or slackening, or the state of being loosened or slackened.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for laxation in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)