Adjective(1) lacking in rigor or strictness(2) pronounced with muscles of the tongue and jaw relatively relaxed (e.g., the vowel sound in `bet'(3) lacking in firmness or tension; not taut(4) emptying easily or excessively
(1) Turning her head upward, her jaw almost dropped, her mouth almost went lax , and she almost lost her vocal cords.(2) Delay, impractical documentary formalities, lax enforcement, continuing widespread visibility of piracy and the export of pirated goods remain concerns.(3) If the underlying ligamentous structures become lax , the medial muscle mass will undergo increased stress.(4) Due to the inactivity of most Americans, their back muscles become lax and lose their ability to properly support the spine.(5) Many social problems stem from lax enforcement of strict legal code.(6) There has been lax security on internal US flights.(7) Despite continuing lax enforcement, concern rose at the end of the century, in response to a perceived increase in the consumption of whisky.(8) His eyes were closed, muscles lax , breathing barely detectable.(9) The punishment must fit the crime, neither too lax nor too severe.(10) An underlying slight twitch of muscles as she tensed, then sighed and those muscles went completely lax as she sagged against me and snugged her head a bit closer.(11) Overcrowding and lax security were blamed for the escape.(12) But research shows that the standards remain too lax - and mercury continues to be unregulated.(13) He had, by now, stood up, but his lanky limbs were still lax as his back steadied itself against the wall.(14) Adele slumped back into the chair and forced her muscles to go lax .(15) His arms were lax as they began slipping off of her when she moved.(16) We can't have it both ways - we can't be concerned about terrorism when security is lax but whinge about scaremongering when steps are taken to deal with the threat.