Search Result for "relaxing": 
Wordnet 3.0


1. affording physical or mental rest;
- Example: "she spent a restful night at home"
[syn: restful, reposeful, relaxing]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Relax \Re*lax"\ (r?-l?ks"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Relaxed (-l?kst"); p. pr. & vb. n. Relaxing.] [L. relaxare; pref. re- re- + laxare to loose, to slacken, from laxus loose. See Lax, and cf. Relay, n., Release.] 1. To make lax or loose; to make less close, firm, rigid, tense, or the like; to slacken; to loosen; to open; as, to relax a rope or cord; to relax the muscles or sinews. [1913 Webster] Horror . . . all his joints relaxed. --Milton. [1913 Webster] Nor served it to relax their serried files. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. To make less severe or rigorous; to abate the stringency of; to remit in respect to strenuousness, earnestness, or effort; as, to relax discipline; to relax one's attention or endeavors. [1913 Webster] The statute of mortmain was at several times relaxed by the legislature. --Swift. [1913 Webster] 3. Hence, to relieve from attention or effort; to ease; to recreate; to divert; as, amusement relaxes the mind. [1913 Webster] 4. To relieve from constipation; to loosen; to open; as, an aperient relaxes the bowels. [1913 Webster] Syn: To slacken; loosen; loose; remit; abate; mitigate; ease; unbend; divert. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

relaxing adj 1: affording physical or mental rest; "she spent a restful night at home" [syn: restful, reposeful, relaxing] [ant: restless, uneasy]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

47 Moby Thesaurus words for "relaxing": abating, allaying, alleviating, assuaging, blunting, chastening, comfortable, comfy, commodious, contented, convenient, cozy, cushioned, cushioning, cushiony, cushy, dampening, damping, deadening, demulcent, diminishing, dulling, easeful, easing, easy, emollient, friendly, homelike, homely, homey, lessening, lived-in, loosening, luxurious, mitigating, mollifying, peaceful, reducing, reposeful, restful, roomy, snug, soft, softening, subduing, tempering, warm