Dictionary Results for loosening

1. loosening - 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, slackening

Hypernym(s): weakening

2. loosening - noun

· the act of making something less tight

Synonym(s): laxation

Hypernym(s): alteration, modification, adjustment

Antonym(s): tightening

3. loosen - verb

· make loose or looser; "loosen the tension on a rope"

Synonym(s): loose

Hypernym(s): change, alter, modify

Antonym(s): stiffen

4. loosen - verb

· make less severe or strict; "The government relaxed the curfew after most of the rebels were caught"

Synonym(s): relax

Hypernym(s): change, alter, modify

5. loosen - verb

· become less severe or strict; "The rules relaxed after the new director arrived"

Synonym(s): relax

Hypernym(s): change

6. loosen - verb

· disentangle and raise the fibers of; "tease wool"

Synonym(s): tease, tease_apart

Hypernym(s): disentangle, unsnarl, straighten_out

7. loosen - verb

· cause to become loose; "undo the shoelace"; "untie the knot"; "loosen the necktie"

Synonym(s): untie, undo

Hypernym(s): change, alter, modify

8. loosen - verb

· make less dense; "loosen the soil"

Hypernym(s): change, alter, modify

9. loosen - verb

· become loose or looser or less tight; "The noose loosened"; "the rope relaxed"

Synonym(s): relax, loose

Hypernym(s): weaken

Antonym(s): stiffen

Feeling Lucky?

Word Unscrambles for :lya dfenifiytnrel etbonn arcxtiillh
Rhymes for :mex caricaturist tuner onstott

Word Search

The only site you need for word puzzles, home work, anagrams and scrabble games. The best site for two word anagram solutions.
Enter the letters to get anagrams for the word
One Word Two Word
Definitions, synonyms, antonyms and related words
Enter the word below with '?' to indicate missing letters
Enter the word to find the rhymes
Enter the letters of the beginning, middle or end of the word.

Beginning End Middle

Advertisement 2