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Definitions of loosen:
  • verb:   become loose or looser or less tight
    Example: "The noose loosened"
  • verb:   make loose or looser
    Example: "Loosen the tension on a rope"
  • verb:   make less dense
    Example: "Loosen the soil"
  • verb:   become less severe or strict
  • verb:   make less severe or strict
  • verb:   cause to become loose
    Example: "Loosen the necktie"
  • verb:   disentangle and raise the fibers of
  • name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #55846)

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