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What is another word for loosening?

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Present participle for to loosen or slacken the tension of
“Lottie stopped for a few minutes, then started trying to loosen the cords around her legs.”
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Present participle for to unfasten something tied, fastened, or fixed in place
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“Still being rolled in the grass, he tried to loosen his belt so that he might take his pants off, but the buckle wouldn't budge.”
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Present participle for to relax or reduce the strictness or intensity of
“I respectfully asked if he could loosen his demands a little because the project was falling behind schedule.”
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Present participle for to become physically relaxed or less tense
“He saw her shoulders loosen and her frown disappear.”
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Present participle for to release from captivity
“It descends to loosen him from his chains, to pull him out of his darkness, and finally expose him to the light of grace.”
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Present participle for to break up (soil) in preparation for sowing or planting
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Present participle for to remove or clear a block or obstruction from
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Present participle for to apply a substance such as oil or grease to (an engine or component) so as to minimize friction and allow smooth movement
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Present participle for to gradually melt, dissolve, or become fluid
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Present participle for to remove controls or regulations on
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Present participle for to remove, especially a stain
Noun
The action or process of detaching or dismembering a part or limb from a structure or body
Noun
A loss, or the reduction, of tension or tightness
Noun
The action or process of releasing or being released
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