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verb as in decrease


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As winds also slacken, pretty much the whole area will dip to or below freezing tonight, with lows ranging from the mid-20s to low 30s.

Maybe the Cardinals’ most jaw-slackening play, among many candidates, came against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 5, when Murray arced a pass over a patch of sideline, and Moore, 33 yards downfield, anchored his toes to the turf and reeled it in.

Humidity slackens to moderate levels and highs are mainly in the mid-80s.

The drug-approval process slackened considerably, and the result has been many products with minimal effectiveness generating enormous profits.

Although Yahoo’s traffic has held steady, advertisers’ interest has slackened in the shadow of its parent organization.

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In the 1990s, his pace began to slacken, and eventually the hits evaporated.

The country became more broken, and the grade so pronounced that the horses were compelled to slacken their pace.

It seems that once started on the rails of fortune, people need a certain time to slacken their speed or stop.

By 8.0 the musketry and the shelling began to slacken down although there was a good deal of desultory shooting.

If this is repeated a great many times the nut may slacken back so far as to become useless.

We were gaining on him still, and the heat of the day made him slacken his pace.

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On this page you'll find 96 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to slacken, such as: abate, diminish, loosen, mitigate, relent, and retard.

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