(v. t.) Not tense, firm, or rigid; loose; slack; as, a lax bandage; lax fiber.
(v. t.) Not strict or stringent; not exact; loose; weak; vague; equivocal.
(v. t.) Having a looseness of the bowels; diarrheal.
(n.) A looseness; diarrhea.
(1) As Russian companies Polymetal, Polyus Gold and Evraz race to join Eurasian Natural Resources as FTSE100 companies, despite their murky practices, because of London's incredibly lax listing requirements, one future scenario is becoming clearer.
(2) These blood flow and temperature changes also occurred when ELV animals were subjected to simultaneous LAX.
(3) The universal credit scheme has been overseen by "alarmingly weak" management, with systems so lax that a secretary was allowed to authorise purchase orders worth £23m , according to the public accounts committee.
(4) Approximately 27% of the individuals had 1 lax joint, whereas only 3% possessed all 5 features.
(5) Traders, enabled by lax futures regulations, are perhaps the only people to see the bright side of the beating sun.
(6) The retracted lower eyelid is tight in contrast to the lax lower eyelid of the common involutional ectropion.
(7) Roundish cells, appearing to be myofibroblasts surrounded by a more lax connective tissue and elastic fibers, were found close to the Dacron threads.
(8) Although only flights to Sharm have been suspended, there is worry about Egyptian airports in general over alleged lax screening amid heightened fears over terrorism, a security source said.
(9) The coroner cited "inadequate" training and "lax" supervision as factors in the tragedies.
(10) These include eyelid laxity with or without atrophic orbicularis muscle tone, lax canthal tendons, hypoplastic malar eminences, unrecognized Graves' ophthalmopathy, unilateral high myopia, or the secondary blepharoplasty.
(11) Facebook Twitter Pinterest Donald Trump comments on death of Dwyane Wade’s cousin – video Welcome to Iowa, where Trump's purple patch could turn a blue state red Read more Pence rejected a suggestion by CNN host Jake Tapper that lax gun safety laws in his own state, Indiana, may be stoking violence in Chicago.
(12) Obama administration officials had promised to toughen the lax environmental regulations of the George Bush era.
(13) This decade, on the other hand, has been relatively lax when it comes to pumping out neuron-destroying musical inanity.
(14) The apparently lax oversight of the company's financial regime by the energy regulator was heavily criticised last week by Tim Yeo, the former chairman of parliament's energy and climate change committee.
(15) The examination of parental attitude in dealing with the possibility of accidents (instructive, lax or repressive) did not allow us to demonstrate in any significant way the influence of these attitudes on accidental morbidity.
(16) To date, they have been too lax, and moved too slowly, allowing racists a free rein.” Cooper called on “companies like Twitter to take stronger action against hate crimes on their platforms”.
(17) All emergency department, LAX first-aid station, and paramedic records were examined.
(18) Why so tough on skilled migrants and so lax on boat arrivals?
(19) Analysts have for years been complaining about what they believe to be lax accounting standards in Britain's travel industry, where one-off write-offs are not uncommon.
(20) In order to address those concerns the two companies gave up gate slots and takeoffs at major US airports including Washington DC’s Reagan national, New York’s LaGuardia, Boston's Logan and LAX in Los Angeles.
(n.) Small coal; also, coal dust; culm.
(n.) A valley, or small, shallow dell.
(superl.) Lax; not tense; not hard drawn; not firmly extended; as, a slack rope.
(superl.) Weak; not holding fast; as, a slack hand.
(superl.) Remiss; backward; not using due diligence or care; not earnest or eager; as, slack in duty or service.
(superl.) Not violent, rapid, or pressing; slow; moderate; easy; as, business is slack.
(adv.) Slackly; as, slack dried hops.
(n.) The part of anything that hangs loose, having no strain upon it; as, the slack of a rope or of a sail.
(a.) Alt. of Slacken
(v. t.) Alt. of Slacken
(1) It arguably became too comfortable for Rodgers' team, with complacency and slack defending proving a dangerous brew.
(2) October 23, 2013 And on unemployment: The recent reduction in the unemployment rate [to 7.7%] indicated that slack in the economy was, as anticipated, being eroded as activity picked up.
(3) The press secretary sitting in on the interview looks slack-jawed with shock.
(4) Aside from a couple of slack passes early on, there has been no hint of an Italian breakthrough and the Ticos have carried a threat going forward.
(5) Chelsea simply cannot afford to be so slack in possession.
(6) Experiments were performed to determine the influence of sarcomere length and passive tension on the velocity of unloaded shortening (Vu) as measured by the slack test technique.
(7) The irradiated grafts relaxed less and generated less slack length in the drip environment than the nonirradiated controls.
(8) Executives from companies including Twitter, Netflix and Slack made donations of the $6,000 legal limit, according to campaign finance reports filed on Tuesday.
(9) Unloaded shortening velocity obtained from length steps of different magnitude (slack test) also showed a gradual decrease after the release, consistent with the isotonic release results.
(10) The narrative drivers are pretty slack – improbable dialogue ("I'm a very wealthy man, Miss Steele, and I have expensive and absorbing hobbies"); lame characterisation; irritating tics (a constant war between Steele's "subconscious", which is always fainting or putting on half-moon glasses, and her "inner goddess", who is forever pouting and stamping); and an internal monologue that goes like this … "Holy hell, he's hot!
(11) That's great that you're able to pick up the slack.'
(12) By taking up the slack in the economy – millions of people are underemployed, working fewer hours than they wish – Britain could enjoy fast catch-up growth of the kind it experienced as it recovered from the Great Depression: between 1933 and 1936 UK growth exceeded 4% per year, fuelled by a house building boom.
(13) Then I had to wait for God knows how long until Will Adamsdale wheeled it out again for the stragglers, and when he did, I rolled up and watched slack-jawed.
(14) The effect of the enzyme collagenase (40-200 units-ml-1) on the spontaneous mechanical activity in vitro and on the fine structure of the activity of the taenia was enhanced both in the isometric and isotonic recordings; after several minutes the muscles became slack or elongated to up to twice their resting lengths.
(15) But despite a rapid fall in unemployment – forecast to tumble to 6.3%, the IMF said there was still slack in the labour market.
(16) Quique Sánchez Flores: Watford interested in Andros Townsend Read more Watford were uncharacteristically slack, leaving the head coach, Quique Sánchez Flores, to admit “we were not competitive”.
(17) Improved estimates of Vu in living fibres were obtained by photographically calibrating the slack test.
(18) This complication was caused by certain circumstances: 1. unnoticed perforation of oesophagus, 2. open tube, 3. inspiration against resistance, 4. tube tip placed in slack connective tissue.
(19) Alas we fear season three might mean more slouchy tees and boot-cut slacks.
(20) Because there is plenty of slack in the labour market and investment needs to increase.