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loosening

 [loo´sen-ing]
freeing from restraint or strictness.
loosening of associations in psychiatry, a disorder of thinking in which associations of ideas become so shortened, fragmented, and disturbed as to lack logical relationship.

loosening

/loo·sen·ing/ (loo´sen-ing) freeing from restraint or strictness.
loosening of associations  in psychiatry, a disorder of thinking in which associations of ideas become so shortened, fragmented, and disturbed as to lack logical relationship.

loosening

loosening

(loos′ĭn-ĭng)
1. Loss of linkage with or fixation to another structure.
2. In speech, loss of connection to the usual rules of grammar, diction, or reason.
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An increase in debt-to-income ratios suggests mortgage credit is loosening.
The loosening of the one-child policy will allow couples where either parent has no siblings to have two children.
Has he been able to convince them that some loosening is needed?
We present a case of a patient whose acetabular component loosening was secondary to a neoplastic process and not to a benign condition as it would be expected and thought.
The latter was termed aseptic loosening because no organisms were isolated on culture, or frozen section at the time of revision surgery failed to reveal significant numbers of inflammatory white cells, and on histological examination large numbers of particles or wear debris with an inflammatory response are demonstrated.
The first stage of mechanical ground destruction is screwing up the working body into the estimated depth of loosening simultaneously filling up a working chamber with compressed air at high pressure.
The National Bank of Macedonia is ignoring Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski's appeals for loosening up of the monetary policy.
The possible loosening of restrictions placed on research by the prior administration comes as Geron takes its place as the first biotech to move an embryonic stem cell treatment into human development.
Loosening nut on manhole cover releases vacuum so more water flows out
Said to be a key technical highlight of the Series 900 is a patent-pending FeatherTouch adjustment in the die holder and a cartridge-style ball assembly that does not require the loosening of retaining screws to make adjustments.
With this came a loosening of the intellectual and experiential bonds of connection and the fragmentation of the world into isolated objects and lonely individuals, and the desensitisation that accepted the ravaging of the natural and manmade worlds.
The screw is provided with an anti-loosening thread locking patch to reduce the chance of loosening during operation.