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From laxus (loose, open).



laxō (present infinitive laxāre, perfect active laxāvī, supine laxātum); first conjugation

  1. I extend, expand
  2. I open, make wide
  3. I undo, release
  4. (figuratively) I lighten, relieve, free
  5. I relax, moderate, weaken
  6. I lessen, abate


   Conjugation of laxō (first conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present laxō laxās laxat laxāmus laxātis laxant
imperfect laxābam laxābās laxābat laxābāmus laxābātis laxābant
future laxābō laxābis laxābit laxābimus laxābitis laxābunt
perfect laxāvī laxāvistī laxāvit laxāvimus laxāvistis laxāvērunt, laxāvēre
pluperfect laxāveram laxāverās laxāverat laxāverāmus laxāverātis laxāverant
future perfect laxāverō laxāveris laxāverit laxāverimus laxāveritis laxāverint
passive present laxor laxāris, laxāre laxātur laxāmur laxāminī laxantur
imperfect laxābar laxābāris, laxābāre laxābātur laxābāmur laxābāminī laxābantur
future laxābor laxāberis, laxābere laxābitur laxābimur laxābiminī laxābuntur
perfect laxātus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect laxātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect laxātus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present laxem laxēs laxet laxēmus laxētis laxent
imperfect laxārem laxārēs laxāret laxārēmus laxārētis laxārent
perfect laxāverim laxāverīs laxāverit laxāverīmus laxāverītis laxāverint
pluperfect laxāvissem laxāvissēs laxāvisset laxāvissēmus laxāvissētis laxāvissent
passive present laxer laxēris, laxēre laxētur laxēmur laxēminī laxentur
imperfect laxārer laxārēris, laxārēre laxārētur laxārēmur laxārēminī laxārentur
perfect laxātus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect laxātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present laxā laxāte
future laxātō laxātō laxātōte laxantō
passive present laxāre laxāminī
future laxātor laxātor laxantor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives laxāre laxāvisse laxātūrum esse laxārī laxātum esse laxātum īrī
participles laxāns laxātūrus laxātus laxandus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
laxandī laxandō laxandum laxandō laxātum laxātū

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  • laxo in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • laxo in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • laxo in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • the price of corn is going down: annona laxatur, levatur, vilior fit
    • (ambiguous) to fight in open order: laxatis (opp. confertis) ordinibus pugnare



laxo (feminine singular laxa, masculine plural laxos, feminine plural laxas)

  1. (formal) lax



  1. First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of laxar.