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Definition of LAX

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Lax \Lax\, n.
     A looseness; diarrhea.
     [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

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]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

316 Moby Thesaurus words for "lax":
     Micawberish, Paphian, abandoned, accented, accepting, admissive, aleatoric, aleatory, allowing, alveolar, amorphous, apical, apico-alveolar, apico-dental, approximate, approximative, articulated, assimilated, back, backward, bagging, baggy, barytone, behindhand, bilabial, blobby, blurred, blurry, bone-lazy, broad, broad-minded, cacuminal, cadging, careless, central, cerebral, chambering, chance, chancy, chaotic, checked, clement, close, compassionate, confused, consenting, consonant, consonantal, continuant, culpably negligent, dallying, dangling, delaying, delinquent, dental, derelict, dilatory, dillydallying, disordered, disregardful, dissimilated, do-nothing, doless, dorsal, dronish, drony, drooping, ease, ease off, easy, easygoing, ergophobic, faineant, flabby, flaccid, flapping, flat, flimsy, floppy, foggy, foot-dragging, forbearant, forbearing, forgetful, forgiving, freethinking, front, fuzzy, general, gentle, glide, glossal, glottal, go-go, good-for-nothing, guttural, hanging, hard, hazy, heavy, high, hit-or-miss, humane, ill-defined, immoderate, impotent, imprecise, inaccurate, inadvertent, inattentive, inchoate, incoherent, incontinent, incorrect, indecisive, indefinable, indefinite, indeterminable, indeterminate, indifferent, indistinct, indolent, indulgent, inexact, intemperate, intonated, irrepressible, labial, labiodental, labiovelar, lackadaisical, laggard, lagging, laissez-faire, lateral, latitudinarian, lazy, lenient, liberal, libertarian, libertine, licentious, light, limp, lingering, lingual, liquid, loitering, loose, loose-moraled, loosen, low, merciful, mid, mild, moderate, monophthongal, muted, narrow, nasal, nasalized, neglectful, neglecting, negligent, nonaggressive, noninterfering, nonprohibitive, nonrestrictive, nonspecific, oblivious, obscure, occlusive, of easy virtue, of loose morals, off-guard, open, open-minded, orderless, out of control, out of hand, out of line, out of plumb, out of square, out of true, overindulgent, overly permissive, overpermissive, oxytone, palatal, palatalized, parasitic, patient, permissive, permitting, pharyngeal, pharyngealized, phonemic, phonetic, phonic, pitch, pitched, posttonic, procrastinating, procrastinative, procrastinatory, promiscuous, rampant, random, regardless, reinless, relax, relaxed, remiss, retroflex, rickety, riotous, rounded, rubbery, scamping, scrounging, semivowel, shadowed forth, shadowy, shaky, shapeless, shiftless, shuffling, skimping, slack, slacken, slighting, slipshod, sloppy, slothful, slow, sluggish, slurring, soft, sonant, sponging, stochastic, stopped, streaming, stressed, strong, suffering, surd, sweeping, syllabic, tender, tense, thick, throaty, tolerant, tolerating, tonal, tonic, twangy, unaccented, unbigoted, unbridled, unchecked, uncircumspect, unclear, uncoerced, uncompelled, unconstrained, uncontrolled, uncurbed, undefined, undestined, undetermined, unenterprising, unfactual, unforced, ungoverned, unguarded, uninhibited, unmastered, unmeasured, unmindful, unmuzzled, unplain, unprecise, unprohibitive, unreined, unrepressed, unreserved, unrestrained, unrestrictive, unrigorous, unrounded, unruly, unspecified, unstressed, unsubdued, unsuppressed, untighten, unwary, unwatchful, vague, veiled, velar, vocalic, vocoid, voiced, voiceless, vowel, vowellike, wanton, wayward, weak, whorish, wide, wild, work-shy


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