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Entry Word: loosen
Function: verb
Text: 1 to make less taut <he loosened the climbing rope so that the other climber could have more room to maneuver> -- see SLACKEN
2 to set free (as from slavery or confinement) <the secret police have ways of loosening your tongue> -- see FREE 1
3 to set free (from a state of being held in check) <the well-known fact that alcohol tends to loosen a person's inhibitions> -- see RELEASE 1