Definition of Slackening

1. Noun. An occurrence of control or strength weakening. "The slackening of the wind"

Exact synonyms: Loosening, Relaxation
Generic synonyms: Weakening
Specialized synonyms: Thaw
Derivative terms: Loosen, Loosen, Relax, Relax, Slacken



Definition of Slackening

1. Verb. (present participle of slacken) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Slackening

1. slacken [v] - See also: slacken

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Slackening

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Literary usage of Slackening

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Textbook of Physiology by Michael Foster (1891)
"Meanwhile it is obvious from what we have said that narrowing or widening the glottis, and slackening or tightening the vocal cords, are brought about by ..."

2. A Text Book of Physiology by Michael Foster (1891)
"Meanwhile it is obvious from what we have said that narrowing or widening the glottis, and slackening or tightening the vocal cords, are brought about by ..."

3. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Edward Griffith, Charles Hamilton Smith, Edward Pidgeon, John Edward Gray, George Robert Gray (1829)
"It has a cry analogous to that of the eagle, and usually walks with very long and wide steps, and for a long time without slackening its pace or stopping. ..."

4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"It was not, at any rate, due to a slackening of charity as has been asserted (Moreau-Christophe, "Du problème de la misère", II, 236; III, 527), ..."

5. A Text book of physiology by Michael Foster (1894)
"Meanwhile it is obvious from what we have said that narrowing or widening the glottis, and slackening or tightening the vocal cords, are brought about by ..."

6. Rights, Remedies, and Practice, at Law, in Equity, and Under the Codes: A by John Davison Lawson (1890)
"Duty as to cattle on track — slackening speed. § 1398. Ringing bell and sounding whistle. § 1399. Evidence of negligence — Presumption — Burden of proof. ..."

7. The Light of Nature Pursued by Abraham Tucker, Henry Paulet St. John Mildmay (1831)
"... though pleasing for the present, prove very pernicious and often fatal in the consequences, slackening our industry, taking us off from the pursuit of ..."

8. China and the Allies by Arnold Henry Savage Landor (1901)
"... shell—A spot of comparative safety—Japanese wounded—A narrow escape— Japanese humour—The Royal Artillery—Chinese fire slackening—The British cavalry—The ..."

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