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- a loosening or relaxing.
- the state of being loosened or relaxed.
- a bowel movement.
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;
) + -iōn- -ion
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
British Dictionary definitions for laxation
- the act of making lax or the state of being lax
- physiol defecation
C14: from Latin laxātio, from laxāre to slacken
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