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Adjective: lax (laxer,laxest)  laks
  1. (phonetics) pronounced with muscles of the tongue and jaw relatively relaxed (e.g., the vowel sound in 'bet')
     
  2. Lacking in firmness or tension; not taut
    "a lax rope"
     
  3. Lacking in rigour or strictness
    "such lax and slipshod ways are no longer acceptable"; "lax in attending classes";
    - slack
     
  4. Emptying easily or excessively
    "lax bowels";
    - loose

Sounds like: lawn, l, lax, lacks

Derived forms: laxest, laxer

See also: drooping, droopy, floppy, limp, loose, loose-jointed, negligent, regular, sagging, slack, tensionless, unconstipated, wilted

Antonym: tense

Encyclopedia: Lax, Peter