loosen

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loosen

(lo͞o′sən)
v. loos·ened, loos·ening, loos·ens
v.tr.
1. To make looser or less tight: loosened his tie; loosened her grip on the rope.
2. To free (the bowels) from constipation.
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Whatever the answer, ever since Zittel temporarily relocated from New York to Southern California, her work has decidedly loosened up. Her interests have shifted from control to comfort, purity to pleasure.