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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 lax /ˈlæks/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 lax /ˈlæks/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lax a. [Compar. Laxer superl. Laxest.]
 1. Not tense, firm, or rigid; loose; slack; as, a lax bandage; lax fiber.
    The flesh of that sort of fish being lax and spongy.   --Ray.
 2. Not strict or stringent; not exact; loose; weak; vague; equivocal.
    The discipline was lax.   --Macaulay.
    Society at that epoch was lenient, if not lax, in matters of the passions.   --J. A. Symonds.
    The word =\“æternus” itself is sometimes of a lax signification.\=   --Jortin.
 3. Having a looseness of the bowels; diarrheal.
 Syn: -- Loose; slack; vague; unconfined; unrestrained; dissolute; licentious.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lax, n. A looseness; diarrhea.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: lacking in rigor or strictness; "such lax and slipshod ways
             are no longer acceptable"; "lax in attending classes";
             "slack in maintaining discipline" [syn: slack]
      2: pronounced with muscles relatively relaxed (e.g., the vowel
         sound in `bet') [ant: tense]
      3: not taut or rigid; not stretched or held tight; "a lax rope"
         [ant: tense]
      4: lacking in strength or firmness or resilience; "flaccid
         muscles"; "took his lax hand in hers"; "gave a limp
         handshake"; "a limp gesture as if waving away all desire
         to know" G.K.Chesterton; "a slack grip" [syn: flaccid, limp,
      5: tolerant or lenient; "indulgent parents risk spoiling their
         children"; "procedures are lax and discipline is weak";
         "too soft on the children" [syn: indulgent, lenient, soft]
      6: emptying easily or excessively; "loose bowels" [syn: loose]