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OTHER WORDS FOR loose

2 unbound, untied, unrestricted, unconfined.
25 ease.
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Idioms about loose

Origin of loose

First recorded in 1175–1225; (adjective) Middle English los, loos, from Old Norse lauss “loose, free, empty”; cognate with Old English lēas (see -less), Dutch, German los loose, free; (verb) Middle English leowsen, lousen, derivative of the adjective

OTHER WORDS FROM loose

loose·ly, adverbloose·ness, nouno·ver·loose, adjectiveo·ver·loose·ness, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH loose

loose , loosen, lose
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British Dictionary definitions for loose

Derived forms of loose

loosely, adverblooseness, noun

Word Origin for loose

C13 (in the sense: not bound): from Old Norse lauss free; related to Old English lēas free from, -less
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Medical definitions for loose

loose
[ lōōs ]

adj.
No longer fixed or fully attached, as a tooth.
Not compact or dense in arrangement or structure.
Not taut or rigid.
Of or relating to a cough that is accompanied by the production of mucus.
Characterized by the unrestrained movement of bodily fluids, especially in the gastrointestinal tract.
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Other Idioms and Phrases with loose

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