- (transitive, intransitive) To make or become lax
- 1967, The Lutheran Witness, volume 86-87, page 106:
- Listing three phenomena of our day which marked past revolutions — increased crime rate, laxening sexual morals, loosened family ties — Dr. Possony remarked: "Things that would have raised the roof 20 years earlier are considered perfectly acceptable in a prerevolutionary period. […] "
- 2007, Erika Mailman, Woman of Ill Fame, page 245:
- His face, as near as I could see in the bruises and steady streams of blood, grimaced and laxened.
- inflection of :
- Second-person plural (ustedes) imperative form of laxar.
- Second-person plural (ustedes) present subjunctive form of laxar.
- Third-person plural (ellos, ellas, also used with ustedes?) present subjunctive form of laxar.