verb (used with or without object)
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OTHER WORDS FROM slackenun·slack·ened, adjectiveun·slack·en·ing, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for slacken
Although Yahoo’s traffic has held steady, advertisers’ interest has slackened in the shadow of its parent organization.Yahoo’s latest redesign could help the website reignite advertisers’ interest|Sara Guaglione|April 1, 2021|Digiday
In the 1990s, his pace began to slacken, and eventually the hits evaporated.
The country became more broken, and the grade so pronounced that the horses were compelled to slacken their pace.Mystery Ranch|Arthur Chapman
It seems that once started on the rails of fortune, people need a certain time to slacken their speed or stop.The Nabob|Alphonse Daudet
By 8.0 the musketry and the shelling began to slacken down although there was a good deal of desultory shooting.Gallipoli Diary, Volume 2|Ian Hamilton
If this is repeated a great many times the nut may slacken back so far as to become useless.An Introduction to Machine Drawing and Design|David Allan Low
We were gaining on him still, and the heat of the day made him slacken his pace.Dross|Henry Seton Merriman