To relax is defined as to become calm, to loosen, or to calm down.(verb)
An example of to relax is to sit on the couch and watch TV after a long day of work.
See relax in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME relaxen, to loosen < L relaxare < re-, back + laxare, to loosen, widen < laxus, loose: see lax
See relax in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb re·laxed, re·lax·ing, re·lax·es verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English relaxen
Origin: , from Old French relaxer
Origin: , from Latin relaxāre
Origin: : re-, re-
Origin: + laxāre, to loosen (from laxus, loose; see slēg- in Indo-European roots).
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