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Borrowed from Latin relaxatio, relaxationis; equivalent to relax + -ation.
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˌɹilækˈseɪʃən/, /ˌɹɪlækˈseɪʃən/
relaxation (countable and uncountable, plural relaxations)
- The act of relaxing or the state of being relaxed; the opposite of stress or tension; the aim of recreation and leisure activities.
- A diminution of tone, tension, or firmness; specifically in pathology: a looseness; a diminution of the natural and healthy tone of parts.
- relaxation of the soft palate
- Remission or abatement of rigor.
- Remission of attention or application.
- relaxation of efforts
- Unbending; recreation; a state or occupation intended to give mental or bodily relief after effort.
- (physics) The transition of a nucleus, atom or molecule from a higher energy level to a lower one; the opposite of excitation
- (music) The release following musical tension.
act of relaxing or the state of being relaxed
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- “relaxation”, in The Century Dictionary […], New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911, →OCLC.
relaxation f (plural relaxations)
- “relaxation”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
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