Part of speech: noun

The act of relaxing, or the state of being relaxed; indulgence; recreation.

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Usage examples "relaxation":

  1. When the decision came, on the 17th of July, there seemed to be some relaxation of the great tension in the public mind. - "Personal Reminiscences of Early Days in California with Other Sketches; To Which Is Added the Story of His Attempted Assassination by a Former Associate on the Supreme Bench of the State", Stephen Field; George C. Gorham.
  2. It does not betoken drunkenness so much as uncouth manners- the manners of neglected men who spend their lives at severe physical labour, and want a little relaxation in the evening. - "Change in the Village", (AKA George Bourne) George Sturt.
  3. For the first time I found myself unable to work, unable to share our household life with Phillida and Vere, or to find relaxation in driving about the countryside. - "The Thing from the Lake", Eleanor M. Ingram.