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loos·en

loosen

 
 
pronunciation:
lu sn
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part of speech: verb
inflections: loosens, loosening, loosened
definition 1: to undo or release.
He loosened the latch on the cage.
synonyms:
loose, release, undo, unfasten
antonyms:
fasten
similar words:
free, separate, untie
definition 2: to make loose; relax.
She loosened her hold on the dog when it stopped barking.
synonyms:
relax
antonyms:
tighten
derivation: loosener (n.)
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