relaxation

noun
1 time spent resting/sth you do to rest
ADJECTIVE
deep, great
complete, total
muscle, muscular

an ointment that helps muscle relaxation

mental

an environment that promotes physical and mental relaxation

VERB + RELAXATION
aid, cause (medical), induce, promote

Some people take up yoga to aid relaxation.

drugs that cause the relaxation of the muscle

a popular herb known to induce relaxation

RELAXATION + NOUN
exercise, technique
tape

Try listening to a relaxation tape before you go to sleep.

therapy
class

He goes to relaxation classes.

PREPOSITION
for relaxation

She listens to classical music for relaxation.

relaxation from

a chance for relaxation from work

PHRASES
a form of relaxation, a kind of relaxation
rest and relaxation
a state of relaxation
2 making rules/controls less strict
ADJECTIVE
further
general
slight
temporary (esp. BrE)
gradual
VERB + RELAXATION
call for (esp. BrE)

Financiers are calling for a relaxation of these stringent measures.

PREPOSITION
relaxation in, relaxation of

a relaxation in the rules


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  • RELAXATION — RELAXATI Détente psychosomatique contrôlée. Déjà en latin relaxatio signifiait relâchement d’un prisonnier et détente, repos. Le vieux français garda les deux sens, faisant de relaxation un doublet un peu pédant de relâchement (H. de Mondeville,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Relaxation — may refer to: *Human relaxation is the art and science of doing nothing regardless of the outer activity including physical and/or mental tension. A human condition of flowing vital energy binging about a state of improved health and well being.… …   Wikipedia

  • Relaxation — Re lax*a tion (r? l?ks ? sh?n;277), n. [L. relaxatio; cf. F. relaxation.] 1. The act or process of relaxing, or the state of being relaxed; as, relaxation of the muscles; relaxation of a law. [1913 Webster] 2. Remission from attention and effort; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Relaxation — (zum Teil synonym auch Relaxierung) bezeichnet in den Naturwissenschaften (insbesondere in Physik, Chemie, Materialwissenschaften) den Übergang eines Systems in seinen Grundzustand oder in einen Gleichgewichtszustand (häufig nach einer Anregung) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Relaxation — (Таланг,Таиланд) Категория отеля: 2 звездочный отель Адрес: 92/2 Moo 2 T. Srisoonthorn, A …   Каталог отелей

  • relaxation — Relaxation. s. f. Terme de Droit Canon, qui n a guere d usage que dans cette phrase. Relaxation des peines Canoniques, qui signifie Diminution, ou entiere remission des peines Canoniques. On appelle, Relaxation de nerfs, La foiblesse qui survient …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • relaxation — relaxation. См. релаксация. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Relaxation — (lat.), Erschlaffung der Gewebe …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • relaxation — index enjoyment (pleasure), informality, leave (absence), mitigation, mollification, pause, remis …   Law dictionary

  • relaxation — 1520s, “remission of a burden or penalty,” L. relaxationem (nom. relaxatio), noun of action from pp. stem of relaxare (see RELAX (Cf. relax)). Meaning “relief from hard work or ordinary cares” is from 1540s …   Etymology dictionary

  • relaxation — *rest, repose, leisure, ease, comfort Analogous words: amusement, diversion, recreation (see under AMUSE vb): relieving or relief, assuagement, alleviation, mitigation (see corresponding verbs at RELIEVE) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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