Definitions for "Slacken"
Keywords:  slake, cohesion, lime, desist, cease
To lose cohesion or solidity by a chemical combination with water; to slake; as, lime slacks.
To end; to cease; to desist; to slake.
To deprive of cohesion by combining chemically with water; to slake; as, to slack lime.
Keywords:  tense, abate, tension, slow, eager
To become slack; to be made less tense, firm, or rigid; to decrease in tension; as, a wet cord slackens in dry weather.
To abate; to become less violent.
To lose rapidity; to become more slow; as, a current of water slackens.
To be remiss or backward; to be negligent.
To neglect; to be remiss in.
A spongy, semivitrifled substance which miners or smelters mix with the ores of metals to prevent their fusion.
Keywords:  looser, rope
become looser or slack; "the rope slackened"
Keywords:  languish, flag, fail
To languish; to fail; to flag.