Loosening vs Relaxation - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between loosening and relaxation

is that loosening is the act of making something looser while relaxation is the act of relaxing or the state of being relaxed; the opposite of stress or tension; the aim of recreation and leisure activities.

As a verb loosening

is .

loosening

English

Verb

(head)
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act of making something looser.
  • * 2013 , Michael Scott, Religious Language (page 169)
  • Turning to metaphor, the loosenings involved in metaphorical interpretation tend not to be pure but to involve a change that results in the extension of the loosened concept overlapping with but not including all of the denotations of the pre-loosened concept.

    Anagrams

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    relaxation

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act of relaxing or the state of being relaxed; the opposite of stress or tension; the aim of recreation and leisure activities.
  • A diminution of tone, tension, or firmness; specifically in pathology: a looseness; a diminution of the natural and healthy tone of parts.
  • relaxation of the soft palate
  • Remission or abatement of rigor.
  • Remission of attention or application.
  • relaxation of efforts
  • Unbending; recreation; a state or occupation intended to give mental or bodily relief after effort.
  • (physics) The transition of an atom or molecule from a higher energy level to a lower one.
  • (music) The release following musical tension.
  • Derived terms

    * dielectric relaxation * letter of relaxation

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