an occurrence of control or strength weakening;
"the relaxation of requirements"
"the loosening of his grip"
"the slackening of the wind"
the act of making something less tight
- The entry of the bacteria is apparently facilitated by the loosening of the cell walls.
- Transnationalism is a social movement grown out of the heightened interconnectivity between people all around the world and the loosening of boundaries between countries.
- Dancers were loosening up before going on stage.
- I regulate the tempo by tightening and loosening.