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Meaning of LOOSENING

Pronunciation:  l'oosuning

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of making something less tight
  2. [n]  an occurrence of control or strength weakening; "the relaxation of requirements"; "the loosening of his grip"; "the slackening of the wind"

LOOSENING is a 9 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: laxation, relaxation, slackening
 Antonyms: tightening
 See Also: adjustment, alteration, modification, undoing, unfastening, untying, weakening



Thesaurus Terms
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