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Relaxation vs. Travail

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Relaxationnoun

The act of relaxing or the state of being relaxed; the opposite of stress or tension; the aim of recreation and leisure activities.

Travailnoun

(literary) Arduous or painful exertion; excessive labor, suffering, hardship.

Relaxationnoun

A diminution of tone, tension, or firmness; specifically in pathology: a looseness; a diminution of the natural and healthy tone of parts.

‘relaxation of the soft palate’;

Travailnoun

Specifically, the labor of childbirth.

Relaxationnoun

Remission or abatement of rigor.

Travailnoun

An act of working; labor US, labour British.

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Relaxationnoun

Remission of attention or application.

‘relaxation of efforts’;

Travailnoun

(obsolete) The eclipse of a celestial object.

Relaxationnoun

Unbending; recreation; a state or occupation intended to give mental or bodily relief after effort.

Travailverb

To toil.

Relaxationnoun

(physics) The transition of an atom or molecule from a higher energy level to a lower one.

Travailverb

To go through the labor of childbirth.

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Relaxationnoun

(music) The release following musical tension.

Travailnoun

Labor with pain; severe toil or exertion.

‘As everything of price, so this doth require travail.’;

Relaxationnoun

The act or process of relaxing, or the state of being relaxed; as, relaxation of the muscles; relaxation of a law.

Travailnoun

Parturition; labor; as, an easy travail.

Relaxationnoun

Remission from attention and effort; indulgence in recreation, diversion, or amusement.

Travailnoun

Same as Travois.

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Relaxationnoun

(physiology) the gradual lengthening of inactive muscle or muscle fibers

Travailverb

To labor with pain; to toil.

Relaxationnoun

(physics) the exponential return of a system to equilibrium after a disturbance

Travailverb

To suffer the pangs of childbirth; to be in labor.

Relaxationnoun

a state of refreshing tranquility

Travailverb

To harass; to tire.

‘As if all these troubles had not been sufficient to travail the realm, a great division fell among the nobility.’;

Relaxationnoun

an occurrence of control or strength weakening;

‘the relaxation of requirements’; ‘the loosening of his grip’; ‘the slackening of the wind’;

Travailnoun

concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of labor to the birth of a child;

‘she was in labor for six hours’;

Relaxationnoun

freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility);

‘took his repose by the swimming pool’;

Travailnoun

use of physical or mental energy; hard work;

‘he got an A for effort’; ‘they managed only with great exertion’;

Relaxationnoun

a method of solving simultaneous equations by guessing a solution and then reducing the errors that result by successive approximations until all the errors are less than some specified amount

Travailverb

work hard;

‘She was digging away at her math homework’; ‘Lexicographers drudge all day long’;

Relaxationnoun

the act of making less strict

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