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Definition 1: the act of making something less tight - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for loosening in the sense of this definition

(loosening is a kind of ...) the act of making something different (as e.g. the size of a garment)

(... is a kind of loosening ) loosening the ties that fasten something

"the tying of bow ties is an art; the untying is easy"

Definition 2: an occurrence of control or strength weakening - [noun denoting event]

Samples where loosening or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the relaxation of requirements
  • the loosening of his grip
  • the slackening of the wind

Synonyms for loosening in the sense of this definition

(loosening is a kind of ...) becoming weaker

(... is a kind of loosening ) a relaxation or slackening of tensions or reserve; becoming less hostile

"the thaw between the United States and Russia has led to increased cooperation in world affairs"

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