/lak say"sheuhn/, n.
1. a loosening or relaxing.
2. the state of being loosened or relaxed.
3. a bowel movement.
[1350-1400; ME laxacion < L laxation- (s. of laxatio) a loosening, equiv. to laxat(us) (ptp. of laxare to loosen, deriv. of laxus; see LAX) + -ion- -ION]

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