• loose; not tight or taut.

    "The rope fell lax."

  • lenient and allowing for deviation; not strict.

    "The rules are fairly lax, but you have to know which ones you can bend."

  • (archaic) Having a looseness of the bowels; diarrheal.
  • lacking care; neglectful, negligent


  • lacrosse
  • (now chiefly Britain dialectal, Scotland) A salmon.

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