1 time spent resting/sth you do to rest
ADJ. deep, great an ointment that helps muscle relaxation | complete, total | muscle/muscular
VERB + RELAXATION aid, promote Some people take up yoga to aid relaxation.
RELAXATION + NOUN exercises, techniques | therapy | class He goes to relaxation classes.
PREP. for ~ She listens to classical music for relaxation. | ~ from a chance for relaxation from work
PHRASES a form/kind of relaxation, rest and relaxation, a state of relaxation
2 making rules/controls less strict
ADJ. further | general | limited, partial, slight | temporary | gradual
VERB + RELAXATION call for, seek Financiers are calling for a relaxation of these stringent measures. | promise The government has promised further relaxations in foreign exchange controls.
PREP. ~ in/of a relaxation in the rules