Dictionary Results for slackening


1. slackening - noun

· an occurrence of control or strength weakening; "the relaxation of requirements"; "the loosening of his grip"; "the slackening of the wind"

Synonym(s): relaxation, loosening

Hypernym(s): weakening




2. slacken - verb

· become slow or slower; "Production slowed"

Synonym(s): slow, slow_down, slow_up, slack

Hypernym(s): weaken




3. slacken - verb

· make less active or fast; "He slackened his pace as he got tired"; "Don't relax your efforts now"

Synonym(s): slack, slack_up, relax

Hypernym(s): decrease, lessen, minify




4. slacken - verb

· become looser or slack; "the rope slackened"

Hypernym(s): weaken




5. slacken - verb

· make slack as by lessening tension or firmness

Synonym(s): remit

Hypernym(s): loosen, loose





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