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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Lax \Lax\ (l[a^]ks), a. [Compar. Laxer (l[a^]ks"[~e]r); superl. Laxest.] [L. laxus Cf. Laches, Languish, Lease, v. t., Leash.] 1. Not tense, firm, or rigid; loose; slack; as, a lax bandage; lax fiber. [1913 Webster] The flesh of that sort of fish being lax and spongy. --Ray. [1913 Webster] 2. Not strict or stringent; not exact; loose; weak; vague; equivocal. [1913 Webster] The discipline was lax. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] Society at that epoch was lenient, if not lax, in matters of the passions. --J. A. Symonds. [1913 Webster] The word "[ae]ternus" itself is sometimes of a lax signification. --Jortin. [1913 Webster] 3. Having a looseness of the bowels; diarrheal. [1913 Webster] Syn: Loose; slack; vague; unconfined; unrestrained; dissolute; licentious. [1913 Webster]