Definitions of slacken:
  • verb:   make slack as by lessening tension or firmness
  • verb:   become looser or slack
    Example: "The rope slackened"
  • verb:   make less active or fast
    Example: "He slackened his pace as he got tired"
  • verb:   become slow or slower

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