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slackened, past participle; slackens, 3rd person singular present; slackening, present participle; slackened, past tense;
  1. Make or become slack
    • - he slackened his grip
    • - the joints can be tightened and slackened off again
    • - the pace never slackens

  1. slow: become slow or slower; "Production slowed"
  2. slack: make less active or fast; "He slackened his pace as he got tired"; "Don't relax your efforts now"
  3. become looser or slack; "the rope slackened"
  4. make slack as by lessening tension or firmness
  5. (slackening) relaxation: an occurrence of control or strength weakening; "the relaxation of requirements"; "the loosening of his grip"; "the slackening of the wind"
  6. To gradually decrease in intensity or tautness; to become slack
  7. In order to ripen cream, you need to add a starter culture to the pasteurized, cooled cream. A cupful of clabbered cream, yogurt, buttermilk, or sour cream is a good starter culture. Use a good brand with as few ingredients as possible, and always use a newly opened container. ...