laxation

[ lak-sey-shuh n ]
/ lækˈseɪ ʃən /

noun

a loosening or relaxing.
the state of being loosened or relaxed.
a bowel movement.

Nearby words

  1. lawyer's wig,
  2. lawyering,
  3. lawyerly,
  4. lax,
  5. laxalt,
  6. laxative,
  7. laxatively,
  8. laxity,
  9. laxness,
  10. laxness, halldór kiljan

Origin of laxation

1350–1400; Middle English laxacion < Latin laxātiōn- (stem of laxātiō) a loosening, equivalent to laxāt(us) (past participle of laxāre to loosen, derivative of laxus; see lax) + -iōn- -ion

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British Dictionary definitions for laxation

laxation

/ (lækˈseɪʃən) /

noun

the act of making lax or the state of being lax
physiol defecation

Word Origin for laxation

C14: from Latin laxātio, from laxāre to slacken

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