Lax

Definition of Lax

Pronunciation: lăks
a.1.Not tense, firm, or rigid; loose; slack; as, a lax bandage; lax fiber.
2.Not strict or stringent; not exact; loose; weak; vague; equivocal.
The discipline was lax.
- Macaulay.
The word "æternus" itself is sometimes of a lax signification.
- Jortin.
3.Having a looseness of the bowels; diarrheal.
n.1.A looseness; diarrhea.

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