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Loosen

Loos´en   Pronunciation: lŌs´'n
v. t.1.To make loose; to free from tightness, tension, firmness, or fixedness; to make less dense or compact; as, to loosen a string, or a knot; to loosen a rock in the earth.
[imp. & p. p. Loosened (lŌs"'nd); p. pr. & vb. n. Loosening.]
2.To free from restraint; to set at liberty..
3.To remove costiveness from; to facilitate or increase the alvine discharges of.
v. i.1.To become loose; to become less tight, firm, or compact.
Verb1.loosen - make loose or looser; "loosen the tension on a rope"
Synonyms: loose
Antonyms:
stiffen - make stiff or stiffer; "Stiffen the cream by adding gelatine"
2.loosen - make less severe or strict; "The government relaxed the curfew after most of the rebels were caught"
Synonyms: relax
3.loosen - become less severe or strict; "The rules relaxed after the new director arrived"
Synonyms: relax
4.loosen - disentangle and raise the fibers of; "tease wool"
Synonyms: tease apart, tease
5.loosen - cause to become loose; "undo the shoelace"; "untie the knot"; "loosen the necktie"
Synonyms: untie, undo
6.loosen - make less dense; "loosen the soil"
7.loosen - become loose or looser or less tight; "The noose loosened"; "the rope relaxed"
Synonyms: relax, loose
Antonyms:
stiffen - become stiff or stiffer; "He stiffened when he saw his boss enter the room"
abate, bate, cast off, cushion, cut apart, detach, diffuse, discharge, disengage, disenthrall, disjoin, disperse, doff, ease, ease off, ease up, emancipate, fluff, free, gentle, knead, lax, laxate, let down, let go, let up, liberate, limber, limber up, manumit, mash, massage, mellow, milden, mitigate, mollify, plump, pulp, relax, release, remit, remove, scatter, separate, sever, shake up, slack, slack off, slack up, slacken, slake, smash, soften, soften up, squash, subdue, supple, take off, tenderize, tone down, tune down, unbar, unbend, unbind, unbolt, unbrace, unbridle, unbuckle, unbutton, uncage, unchain, unclasp, unfasten, unfetter, ungag, unglue, unhandcuff, unhobble, unhook, unlace, unlash, unlatch, unleash, unlock, unloose, unloosen, unmanacle, unmuzzle, unpen, unpinion, unscrew, unshackle, unstick, unstrain, unstrap, unstring, untether, untighten, untruss, unyoke, weaken, weigh anchor
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loosen up
loosened
Loosener
Looseness
looseness of the bowels
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Loot
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Lop
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