• Slackened Definition & Synonyms

  1. () of Slacken

• Slacken Definition & Synonyms

  1. (v. t.) To cause to become less intense; to mitigate; to abate; to ease.
  2. (a.) To be remiss or backward; to be negligent.
  3. (a.) To languish; to fail; to flag.
  4. (a.) To lose rapidity; to become more slow; as, a current of water slackens.
  5. (v. t.) To render slack; to make less tense or firm; as, to slack a rope; to slacken a bandage.
  6. (n.) A spongy, semivitrifled substance which miners or smelters mix with the ores of metals to prevent their fusion.
  7. (v. t.) To cause to become less eager; to repress; to make slow or less rapid; to retard; as, to slacken pursuit; to slacken industry.
  8. (v. t.) To deprive of cohesion by combining chemically with water; to slake; as, to slack lime.
  9. (a.) To end; to cease; to desist; to slake.
  10. (a.) To lose cohesion or solidity by a chemical combination with water; to slake; as, lime slacks.
  11. (a.) To abate; to become less violent.
  12. (a.) To become slack; to be made less tense, firm, or rigid; to decrease in tension; as, a wet cord slackens in dry weather.
  13. (v. t.) To neglect; to be remiss in.

Relax, Remit, Slack, Slow,