Definitions for: Slacken


[v] make slack as by lessening tension or firmness
[v] become looser or slack; "the rope slackened"
[v] become slow or slower; "Production slowed"
[v] make less active or fast; "He slackened his pace as he got tired"; "Don't relax your efforts now"



Webster (1913) Definition: Slack"en, n. (Metal.)
A spongy, semivitrifled substance which miners or smelters
mix with the ores of metals to prevent their fusion. [Written
also slakin.]

Synonyms: relax, remit, slack, slack up, slow, slow down, slow up

See Also: decrease, douse, dowse, ease off, ease up, flag, lessen, loose, loosen, minify, slack off, slacken, slacken off, weaken

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