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

 slack /ˈslæk/
 鬆弛,靜止,淡季,閒散,家常褲(a.)鬆弛的,不流暢的,疏忽的,懶散的,無力的

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary

 slack
 鬆弛

From: Network Terminology

 slack
 鬆弛

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Slack, n. The part of anything that hangs loose, having no strain upon it; as, the slack of a rope or of a sail.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Slack adv. Slackly; as, slack dried hops.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Slack n.  Small coal; also, coal dust; culm.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Slack, n.  A valley, or small, shallow dell. [Prov. Eng.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Slack, a. [Compar. Slacker superl. Slackest.]  Lax; not tense; not hard drawn; not firmly extended; as, a slack rope.
 2. Weak; not holding fast; as, a slack hand.
 3. Remiss; backward; not using due diligence or care; not earnest or eager; as, slack in duty or service.
    The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness.   --2 Pet. iii. 9.
 4. Not violent, rapid, or pressing; slow; moderate; easy; as, business is slack. “With slack pace.”
    C░sar . . . about sunset, hoisting sail with a slack southwest, at midnight was becalmed.   --Milton.
 Slack in stays Naut., slow in going about, as a ship.
 Slack water, the time when the tide runs slowly, or the water is at rest; or the interval between the flux and reflux of the tide.
 Slack-water navigation, navigation in a stream the depth of which has been increased, and the current diminished, by a dam or dams.
 Syn: -- Loose; relaxed; weak; remiss; backward; abated; diminished; inactive; slow; tardy; dull.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Slack Slack·en v. i. [imp. & p. p. Slacked Slackened p. pr. & vb. n. Slacking, Slackening.]
 1. To become slack; to be made less tense, firm, or rigid; to decrease in tension; as, a wet cord slackens in dry weather.
 2. To be remiss or backward; to be negligent.
 3. To lose cohesion or solidity by a chemical combination with water; to slake; as, lime slacks.
 4. To abate; to become less violent.
 Whence these raging fires
 Will slacken, if his breath stir not their flames.   --Milton.
 5. To lose rapidity; to become more slow; as, a current of water slackens.
 6. To languish; to fail; to flag.
 7. To end; to cease; to desist; to slake. [Obs.]
    That through your death your lineage should slack.   --Chaucer.
    They will not of that firste purpose slack.   --Chaucer.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Slack, Slack·en, v. t.
 1. To render slack; to make less tense or firm; as, to slack a rope; to slacken a bandage.
 2. To neglect; to be remiss in. [Obs.]
    Slack not the pressage.   --Dryden.
 3. To deprive of cohesion by combining chemically with water; to slake; as, to slack lime.
 4. To cause to become less eager; to repress; to make slow or less rapid; to retard; as, to slacken pursuit; to slacken industry. “Rancor for to slack.”
 I should be grieved, young prince, to think my presence
 Unbent your thoughts, and slackened 'em to arms.   --Addison.
    In this business of growing rich, poor men should slack their pace.   --South.
 With such delay
 Well plased, they slack their course.   --Milton.
 5. To cause to become less intense; to mitigate; to abate; to ease.
 To respite, or deceive, or slack thy pain
 Of this ill mansion.   --Milton.
 Air-slacked lime, lime slacked by exposure to the air, in consequence of the absorption of carton dioxide and water, by which it is converted into carbonate of lime and hydrate of lime.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 slack
      adj 1: not tense or taut; "the old man's skin hung loose and gray";
             "slack and wrinkled skin"; "slack sails"; "a slack
             rope" [syn: loose]
      2: 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, lax,
          limp]
      3: flowing with little speed as e.g. at the turning of the
         tide; "slack water"
      4: lacking in rigor or strictness; "such lax and slipshod ways
         are no longer acceptable"; "lax in attending classes";
         "slack in maintaining discipline" [syn: lax]
      n 1: dust consisting of a mixture of small coal fragments and
           coal dust and dirt that sifts out when coal is passed
           over a sieve
      2: a noticeable deterioration in performance or quality; "the
         team went into a slump"; "a gradual slack in output"; "a
         drop-off in attendance"; "a falloff in quality" [syn: slump,
          drop-off, falloff, falling off]
      3: a stretch of water without current or movement; "suddenly
         they were in slack water"
      4: the condition of being loose (not taut); "he hadn't counted
         on the slackness of the rope" [syn: slackness]
      5: a cord or rope or cable that is hanging loosely; "he took up
         the slack"
      v 1: avoid responsibilities and work, be idle
      2: be inattentive to, or neglect; "He slacks his attention"
      3: release tension on; "slack the rope"
      4: make less active or fast; "He slackened his pace as he got
         tired"; "Don't relax your efforts now" [syn: slacken, slack
         up, relax]
      5: become slow or slower; "Production slowed" [syn: slow, slow
         down, slow up, slacken]
      6: make less active or intense [syn: slake, abate]
      7: become less in amount or intensity; "The storm abated"; "The
         rain let up after a few hours" [syn: abate, let up, slack
         off, die away]
      8: cause to heat and crumble by treatment with water; "slack
         lime" [syn: slake]