Slackening Synonyms & Definitions
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• SlackeningDefinition & Meaning in English
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• SlackenDefinition & Meaning in English
- (v. t.) To cause to become less intense; to mitigate; to abate; to ease.
- (a.) To be remiss or backward; to be negligent.
- (a.) To languish; to fail; to flag.
- (a.) To lose rapidity; to become more slow; as, a current of water slackens.
- (v. t.) To render slack; to make less tense or firm; as, to slack a rope; to slacken a bandage.
- (n.) A spongy, semivitrifled substance which miners or smelters mix with the ores of metals to prevent their fusion.
- (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.
- (v. t.) To deprive of cohesion by combining chemically with water; to slake; as, to slack lime.
- (a.) To end; to cease; to desist; to slake.
- (a.) To lose cohesion or solidity by a chemical combination with water; to slake; as, lime slacks.
- (a.) To abate; to become less violent.
- (a.) To become slack; to be made less tense, firm, or rigid; to decrease in tension; as, a wet cord slackens in dry weather.
- (v. t.) To neglect; to be remiss in.