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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v.) To become slack; to be made less tense, firm, or rigid; to decrease in tension; as, a wet cord slackens in dry weather.

2. (v.) To be remiss or backward; to be negligent.

3. (v.) To lose cohesion or solidity by a chemical combination with water; to slake; as, lime slacks.

4. (v.) To abate; to become less violent.

5. (v.) To lose rapidity; to become more slow; as, a current of water slackens.

6. (v.) To languish; to fail; to flag.

7. (v.) To end; to cease; to desist; to slake.

8. (v. t.) To render slack; to make less tense or firm; as, to slack a rope; to slacken a bandage.

9. (v. t.) To neglect; to be remiss in.

10. (v. t.) To deprive of cohesion by combining chemically with water; to slake; as, to slack lime.

11. (v. t.) To cause to become less eager; to repress; to make slow or less rapid; to retard; as, to slacken pursuit; to slacken industry.

12. (v. t.) To cause to become less intense; to mitigate; to abate; to ease.

13. (n.) A spongy, semivitrifled substance which miners or smelters mix with the ores of metals to prevent their fusion.

5465. chalao -- to slacken
... to slacken. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: chalao Phonetic Spelling:
(khal-ah'-o) Short Definition: I let down, lower Definition: I let down, lower ...
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3935. pariemi -- to pass by or over, to relax
... by or over, to relax. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: pariemi Phonetic Spelling:
(par-ee'-ay-mi) Short Definition: I neglect, omit, slacken Definition: (a ...
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447. aniemi -- to send up, produce, send back
... forbear, give up, loosen. From ana and hiemi (to send); to let up, ie (literally)
slacken or (figuratively) desert, desist from -- forbear, leave, loose. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
7503. raphah -- sink, relax
... A primitive root; to slacken (in many applications, literal or figurative) -- abate,
cease, consume, draw (toward evening), fail, (be) faint, be (wax) feeble ...
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1809. dalal -- to hang, be low, languish
... A primitive root (compare dalah); to slacken or be feeble; figuratively, to be
oppressed -- bring low, dry up, be emptied, be not equal, fail, be impoverished ...
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Of Blasphemy. One of St. Paul's Sayings.
... with idolaters and adulterers, and the other criminals, saying, "Otherwise ye would
go out from the world," [268] of course he does not so slacken those reins ...
/.../tertullian/on idolatry/chapter xiv of blasphemy one of.htm

The Unchangeableness of God
... hand of Saul.' What Christian can say he does not find a change in his graces; that
the bow of his faith never unbends, the strings of his viol never slacken? ...
/.../watson/a body of divinity/4 the unchangeableness of god.htm

To Monna Alessa Clothed with the Habit of Saint Dominic, when She ...
... I beg thee by the love of Jesus Christ crucified, dearest my daughter, do not slacken
in prayer: nay, redouble it"for I have greater need thereof than thou ...
/.../benincasa/letters of catherine benincasa/to monna alessa clothed with.htm

To Don Giovanni of the Cells of Vallombrosa
... to begin anew with me to lose ourselves, and to seek only the honour of God in the
salvation of souls, without any slavish fear: never to slacken our steps ...
/.../benincasa/letters of catherine benincasa/to don giovanni of the.htm

To Urban vi
... without the other would avail little, but would rather inspire us with wrath and
pride: and when it came to correcting our intimates it would slacken its pace ...
/.../benincasa/letters of catherine benincasa/to urban vi 2.htm

The Teaching of Contemplative Life in Praying, Meditating, Fasting ...
... scarcely taking the needs of the body, so that it may be burning in fulfilling these;
and, all feigning being cast out, it should not slacken day and night to ...
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"True Love Teacheth us that we Should Hate Sin Only for Love. " " ...
... our sin, and then are we stirred of the Holy Ghost by contrition unto prayer and
desire for the amending of our life with all our mights, to slacken the wrath ...
/.../julian/revelations of divine love/chapter xl true love teacheth.htm

"I Beheld the Property of Mercy, and I Beheld the Property of ...
... And when I saw all this, it behoved me needs to grant that the mercy of God and
the forgiveness is to slacken and waste our wrath. Footnotes: ...
/.../julian/revelations of divine love/chapter xlviii i beheld the.htm

Unfruitful Works of Darkness
... But the difficulty of obedience does not affect the duty of obedience, nor
slacken in the smallest degree the stringency of a command. ...
/.../expositions of holy scripture ephesians peter/unfruitful works of darkness.htm

An Unwalled City
... We can picture to ourselves some little garrison holding a lonely outpost against
lurking savages ready to attack if ever the defenders slacken their vigilance ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture g/an unwalled city.htm

Slacken (1 Occurrence)
... 8. (vt) To render slack; to make less tense or firm; as, to slack a rope; to slacken
a bandage. 9. (vt) To neglect; to be remiss in. 10. ...Slacken (1 Occurrence). ...
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Surge (6 Occurrences)
... 7. (n.) To let go or slacken suddenly, as a rope; as, to surge a hawser or messenger;
also, to slacken the rope about (a capstan). Multi-Version Concordance ...
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Slack (19 Occurrences)
... rope or of a sail. 9. (a.) Alt. of Slacken. 10. (vt) Alt. of Slacken.
Multi-Version Concordance Slack (19 Occurrences). 2 Peter 3:9 The ...
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Lag (1 Occurrence)
... 8. (n.) See Graylag. 9. (vi) To walk or more slowly; to stay or fall behind;
to linger or loiter. 10. (vt) To cause to lag; to slacken. 11. ...
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Guest-chamber (4 Occurrences)
... Kataluma is derived from kataluo, which means "to slacken," ie the ropes of the
beasts of burden, and hence, "to lodge." Kataluma has accordingly often the ...
/g/guest-chamber.htm - 8k

Guestchamber (2 Occurrences)
... Kataluma is derived from kataluo, which means "to slacken," ie the ropes of the
beasts of burden, and hence, "to lodge." Kataluma has accordingly often the ...
/g/guestchamber.htm - 8k

Relax (5 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) To make lax or loose; to make less close, firm, rigid, tense, or the like;
to slacken; to loosen; to open; as, to relax a rope or cord; to relax the ...
/r/relax.htm - 9k

Relent (15 Occurrences)
... 3. (vt) To slacken; to abate. 4. (vt) To soften; to dissolve. 5. (vt) To mollify ;
to cause to be less harsh or severe. 6. (n.) Stay; stop; delay. ...
/r/relent.htm - 11k

Slackened (2 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (pp) of Slacken. Multi-Version Concordance Slackened
(2 Occurrences). Nehemiah 6:9 For they all would have ...
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Slow (43 Occurrences)
... dull. 9. (adv.) Slowly. 10. (vt) To render slow; to slacken the speed of;
to retard; to delay; as, to slow a steamer. 11. (vi) To ...
/s/slow.htm - 21k

Bible Concordance
Slacken (1 Occurrence)

2 Kings 4:24 Then she saddled an ass, and said to her servant, Drive, and go forward; slacken me not the riding, except I bid thee.



Related Terms

Surge (6 Occurrences)

Slack (19 Occurrences)

Lag (1 Occurrence)

Guest-chamber (4 Occurrences)

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Relax (5 Occurrences)

Relent (15 Occurrences)

Slackened (2 Occurrences)

Slow (43 Occurrences)

Slacked (2 Occurrences)

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