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    loosen - Dictionary definition and meaning for word loosen

    Definition
    (verb) make loose or looser
    Synonyms : loose
    Example Sentence
    • loosen the tension on a rope
    Definition
    (verb) make less severe or strict
    Synonyms : relax
    Example Sentence
    • The government relaxed the curfew after most of the rebels were caught
    Definition
    (verb) become less severe or strict
    Synonyms : relax
    Example Sentence
    • The rules relaxed after the new director arrived
    Definition
    (verb) disentangle and raise the fibers of
    Synonyms : tease , tease apart
    Example Sentence
    • tease wool
    Definition
    (verb) cause to become loose
    Synonyms : undo , untie
    Example Sentence
    • undo the shoelace
    • untie the knot
    • loosen the necktie
    Definition
    (verb) make less dense
    Example Sentence
    • loosen the soil
    Definition
    (verb) become loose or looser or less tight
    Synonyms : loose , relax
    Example Sentence
    • The noose loosened
    • the rope relaxed
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