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  2. Definition of relaxation. 1 : the act of relaxing or state of being relaxed. 2 : a relaxing or recreative state, activity, or pastime : diversion. 3 : the lengthening that characterizes inactive muscle fibers or muscles.

    • The act of relaxing or the state of being relaxed.
    • Refreshment of body or mind; recreation: played golf for relaxation.
    • A loosening or slackening.
    • A reduction in strictness or severity.
  3. relaxation the return of a system undergoing dissipation to an initial state of equilibrium after being displaced from it. the approach to steady-state operation of a system that has undergone dissipation and a change in state or has been...

  4. 1. Loosening, lengthening, or lessening of tension in a muscle. 2. magnetic resonance imagingThe decay in magnetization of tissue after the direction of the surrounding magnetic field is changed; the different rates of relaxation for individual nuclei and tissues are used to provide contrast in imaging.

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