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Meaning of SLACKEN

Pronunciation:  'slakun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  make slack as by lessening tension or firmness
  2. [v]  become looser or slack; "the rope slackened"
  3. [v]  become slow or slower; "Production slowed"
  4. [v]  make less active or fast; "He slackened his pace as he got tired"; "Don't relax your efforts now"

SLACKEN is a 7 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: relax, remit, slack, slack up, slow, slow down, slow up
 See Also: decrease, douse, dowse, ease off, ease up, flag, lessen, loose, loosen, minify, slack off, slacken, slacken off, weaken



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Slack"en\, n. (Metal.)
A spongy, semivitrifled substance which miners or smelters
mix with the ores of metals to prevent their fusion. [Written
also {slakin}.]