[ lak-sey-shuh n ]
/ lækˈseɪ ʃən /
a loosening or relaxing.
the state of being loosened or relaxed.
a bowel movement.
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- lawyer's wig,
- laxness, halldór kiljan
Origin of laxation
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/ (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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