[ lak-sey-shuh n ]
/ lækˈseɪ ʃən /
a loosening or relaxing.
the state of being loosened or relaxed.
a bowel movement.
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British Dictionary definitions for laxation
/ (lækˈseɪʃən) /
the act of making lax or the state of being lax
Word Origin for laxation
C14: from Latin laxātio, from laxāre to slacken
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