lax

(redirected from laxly)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia.

lax

(lăks)
adj. laxer, laxest
1. Not taut, firm, or compact; slack.
2. Loose and not easily retained or controlled. Used of bowel movements.

lax·a′tion n.
lax′ly adv.
lax′ness n.

lax

1 abbreviation for laxative.
2 pertaining to a condition of relaxation or looseness.

lax

(lăks) [L. laxus, slack]
1. Without tension.
2. Loose and not easily controlled; said of bowel movements.
References in periodicals archive ?
Capitulescences monocephalous, two- to three-headed at the end of the branches, laxly to densely corymbose, racemose, paniculate to glomerulose or pseudocephalia.
Police began investigating the case after receiving an anonymous telephone call in February that Osawa had been dealing laxly with traffic violations.
How many more women will be "lost" to follow up once the standards and protocols are loosened and laxly enforced?
For ever exquisitely defended Simpson, thousands of accused or convicted murderers are laxly defended.
Outlaws from far and wide were drawn to Bolivia's laxly guarded small-town banks and unescorted back-country payroll trains.
Legislation and regulations have been too laxly formulated to have the desired effect.
The petals are far apart and after anthesis hang laxly downwards; they are delicate and, (in subdued light) many nerved the nerves run parallel, bending downwards towards and disappearing near the petal edge, without anastomosis.
Capitulescences monocephalous, laxly to densely corymbose, racemose, paniculate to glomemlose or pseudocephalia.
Fronds to 18 cm long, rather laxly pendent, inserted onto the rhizomes at acute angles, closely arranged (internodes 0.
Other scholars go so far as to cite the lack of (or laxly enforced)
The committee's report said: 'A merged and thus more powerful ITV shows little interest in maintaining news coverage beyond the bare minimum imposed by legislation and laxly interpreted by the ITC and Ofcom.