lax

laxly, adv.laxness, n.
/laks/, adj., laxer, laxest.
1. not strict or severe; careless or negligent: lax morals; a lax attitude toward discipline.
2. loose or slack; not tense, rigid, or firm: a lax rope; a lax handshake.
3. not rigidly exact or precise; vague: lax ideas.
4. open, loose, or not retentive, as diarrheal bowels.
5. (of a person) having the bowels unusually loose or open.
6. open or not compact; having a loosely cohering structure; porous: lax tissue; lax texture.
7. Phonet. (of a vowel) articulated with relatively relaxed tongue muscles. Cf. tense1 (def. 4).
[1350-1400; ME < L laxus loose, slack, wide; akin to languere to LANGUISH; c. OE slaec SLACK1]

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