Definition for relaxed (2 of 2)
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of relax
Examples from the Web for relaxed
A Charlie Hebdo reporter said that security provision had been relaxed in the last month or so and the police car disappeared.
Royal Christmases have a rhythm and routine—but this year Will, Kate, and baby George have their own, more relaxed plans.
The drama transfixed the normally calm Sydney, known for its laid-back vibe and relaxed population.
That the Baltic free air and Riga's welcoming vibe could make her colleagues "too relaxed."
With delisting, relaxed regulations, and hunting quotas, you might add in another one or two hundred dead grizzlies.
During the thirteenth century the severities against the usurers were not relaxed.Usury|Calvin Elliott
Pinney relaxed his gaze with a shrug, and produced the paper.The Quality of Mercy|W. D. Howells
With a few strokes of his knife he had cut the rawhide thongs that served as fastenings and were relaxed by the wet.The Treasure of Pearls|Gustave Aimard
He was condemned as a heretic, the headless body was relaxed and burnt and the head was set over one of the gateways.A History of the Inquisition of Spain; vol. 4|Henry Charles Lea
She knew that if she relaxed her purposefulness for an instant the love for him would rush over her, weaken her.The Seventh Man|Max Brand
British Dictionary definitions for relaxed
Word Origin for relax
Word Origin and History for relaxed
late 14c., "to make (something) less compact or dense," from Old French relaschier "set free; soften; reduce" (14c.), from Latin relaxare "relax, loosen, open, stretch out, widen again; make loose," from re- "back" (see re-) + laxare "loosen," from laxus "loose" (see lax). Of persons, "to become less formal," from 1837. Meaning "decrease tension" is from early 15c.; intransitive sense of "to become less tense" is recorded from 1935. Related: Relaxed; relaxing.