Lax (?), a. [Compar. Laxer (?); superl. Laxest.] [L. laxus Cf. Laches, Languish, Lease, v. t., Leash.]

1.

Not tense, firm, or rigid; loose; slack; as, a lax bandage; lax fiber.

The flesh of that sort of fish being lax and spongy. Ray.

2.

Not strict or stringent; not exact; loose; weak; vague; equivocal.

The discipline was lax. Macaulay.

Society at that epoch was lenient, if not lax, in matters of the passions. J. A. Symonds.

The word "aeternus" itself is sometimes of a lax signification. Jortin.

3.

Having a looseness of the bowels; diarrheal.

Syn. -- Loose; slack; vague; unconfined; unrestrained; dissolute; licentious.

 

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Lax, n.

A looseness; diarrhea.

 

© Webster 1913.

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