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noun American English pronunciation: relaxation /ˌrilækˈseɪʃ(ə)n/ 
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pluralrelaxations
  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] an activity or situation that makes it possible for you to rest and enjoy yourself

    First prize is three days of relaxation in a top health spa.

    1. a.
      the process of making your body less tight and your mind less worried

      Relaxation and meditation play a major role in the treatment of stress-related illnesses.

  2. 2
    [uncountable] the process of making rules, controls, conditions, etc. more relaxed
    relaxation of:

    the relaxation of travel restrictions

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