slow, slow down, slow up, slack, slacken(verb)
become slow or slower
slack, slacken, slack up, relax(verb)
make less active or fast
"He slackened his pace as he got tired"; "Don't relax your efforts now"
become looser or slack
"the rope slackened"
make slack as by lessening tension or firmness
To gradually decrease in intensity or tautness; to become slack.
The pace slackened.
To make slack, less taut, or less intense.
Origin: * From slæcan
to become slack; to be made less tense, firm, or rigid; to decrease in tension; as, a wet cord slackens in dry weather
to be remiss or backward; to be negligent
to lose cohesion or solidity by a chemical combination with water; to slake; as, lime slacks
to abate; to become less violent
to lose rapidity; to become more slow; as, a current of water slackens
to languish; to fail; to flag
to end; to cease; to desist; to slake
to render slack; to make less tense or firm; as, to slack a rope; to slacken a bandage
to neglect; to be remiss in
to deprive of cohesion by combining chemically with water; to slake; as, to slack lime
to cause to become less eager; to repress; to make slow or less rapid; to retard; as, to slacken pursuit; to slacken industry
to cause to become less intense; to mitigate; to abate; to ease
a spongy, semivitrifled substance which miners or smelters mix with the ores of metals to prevent their fusion
Origin: [See Slack, a.]
The numerical value of slacken in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of slacken in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We must have a long-term battle concept that does not slacken and is persistent.
The Taliban may be trying to slacken the resolve of the military by suggesting that there could be a tremendous human costs to the military offensive and create public pressure on the military to back off from this offensive, but it may actually ricochet on them.
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