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  • late 14c., "to make (something) less compact or dense," from Old French relaschier "set free; soften; reduce" (14c.), from Latin relaxare "relax, loosen, open, stretch out, widen again; make loose," from re- "back" (see re-) + laxare "loosen," from laxus "loose" (see lax). Of persons, "to become less formal," from 1837. Meaning "decrease tension" is from early 15c.; intransitive sense of "to become less tense" is recorded from 1935. Related: Relaxed; relaxing.1837, 1935

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  • Relax (song) "Relax" is the debut single by Frankie Goes to Hollywood, released in the United Kingdom by ZTT Records in 1983. The song was later included on the album Welcome to the Pleasuredome (1984).
  • Relax Relax may refer to:
  • Relax (Crystal Waters song) "Relax" is a song by American singer Crystal Waters from her second studio album, Storyteller. It was released in 1995 as the fourth and last single from the album. The single peaked at number-one on the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart in the US. It was also classified the Billboard Hot Dance Breakouts number-one for the category of Club Play Singles on July 1, 1995. In the UK, it reached number 37. A black-and-white music video was made to accompany the song, directed by German director Marcus Nispel.
  • Relax, Take It Easy "Relax, Take It Easy" is the debut single by British singer-songwriter Mika, from his debut album Life in Cartoon Motion. In the UK, it failed to chart upon its original release, but after "Grace Kelly" topped the charts in January 2007, it managed to peak at number 67 on the UK Downloads Chart because of download sales.
  • Relax (Blank & Jones album) Relax is the fifth studio album by Trance duo Blank & Jones. It was released in 2003.
  • Relax in the City // Pick Me Up "Relax In The City / Pick Me Up" is a single by Japanese trio Perfume, released in Japan on April 26, 2015. It is the third single from their fifth studio album COSMIC EXPLORER. As individual tracks, Pick Me Up was released digitally on May 6, 2015. Relax In The City was released digitally on April 8, 2015.
  • Relaxation (psychology) Relaxation in psychology is the emotional state of a living being, of low tension, in which there is an absence of arousal that could come from sources such as anger, anxiety, or fear. According to Oxford Dictionaries relaxation is when the body and mind are free from tension and anxiety. Relaxation is a form of mild ecstasy coming from the frontal lobe of the brain in which the backward cortex sends signals to the frontal cortex via a mild sedative. Relaxation can be achieved through meditation, autogenics, and progressive muscle relaxation. Relaxation helps improve coping with stress. Stress is the leading cause of mental problems and physical problems, therefore feeling relaxed is beneficial for a person's health. When we are stressed, the sympathetic nervous system is activated because we are in a fight-or-flight response mode; over time, this could have negative effects on a human body.
  • Relaxation (approximation) In mathematical optimization and related fields, relaxation is a modeling strategy. A relaxation is an approximation of a difficult problem by a nearby problem that is easier to solve. A solution of the relaxed problem provides information about the original problem.
  • The Relaxed Wife The Relaxed Wife is a 13-minute live action American film produced in color for distribution during 1957. Structured in a form similar to the 1942–55 series of MGM's Pete Smith Specialty comedy short subjects, which were written and directed by those films' star Dave O'Brien, or to Warner Bros.' Joe McDoakes shorts which starred George O'Hanlon, the brief comedic episodes comprising The Relaxed Wife depict a wise, easygoing housewife calming her stress-filled husband. The film is a short version of a longer promotional production which described the benefits of Atarax, a tranquilizer that was marketed at the time.
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