loosening

Definitions of loosening
1

n the act of making something less tight

Synonyms:
laxation
Antonyms:
tightening
the act of making something tighter
Types:
undoing, unfastening, untying
loosening the ties that fasten something
Type of:
adjustment, alteration, modification
the act of making something different (as e.g. the size of a garment)

n an occurrence of control or strength weakening

“the loosening of his grip”
Synonyms:
relaxation, slackening
Types:
thaw
a relaxation or slackening of tensions or reserve; becoming less hostile
Type of:
weakening
becoming weaker

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