Definition of "relaxes" []

  • To make (muscles, a grip, etc) less tense or rigid or (of muscles, a grip, etc) to become looser or less rigid (verb)
  • To take rest or recreation, as from work or effort (verb)
  • To lessen the force of (effort, concentration, etc) or (of effort) to become diminished (verb)
  • To make (rules or discipline) less rigid or strict or (of rules, etc) to diminish in severity (verb)
  • (of a person) to become less formal; unbend (verb)
  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of relax. (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "relaxes" in a sentence
  • "A pirate captain relaxes in a hammock, in this illustration from Howard Pyle’s Book of Pirates (1921), which compiled a number of legends of piracy in the Caribbean."
  • "Blood flow is measured as the heart contracts and relaxes, which is where the two numbers in a blood pressure reading come from."
  • "By soaking the feet in water, it "relaxes" these areas thus causing a calming effect on the nervous system."