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Definitions of slacken
a. - To become slack; to be made less tense, firm, or rigid; to decrease in tension; as, a wet cord slackens in dry weather. 2
a. - To be remiss or backward; to be negligent. 2
a. - To lose cohesion or solidity by a chemical combination with water; to slake; as, lime slacks. 2
a. - To abate; to become less violent. 2
a. - To lose rapidity; to become more slow; as, a current of water slackens. 2
a. - To languish; to fail; to flag. 2
a. - To end; to cease; to desist; to slake. 2
v. t. - To render slack; to make less tense or firm; as, to slack a rope; to slacken a bandage. 2
v. t. - To neglect; to be remiss in. 2
v. t. - To deprive of cohesion by combining chemically with water; to slake; as, to slack lime. 2
v. t. - To cause to become less eager; to repress; to make slow or less rapid; to retard; as, to slacken pursuit; to slacken industry. 2
v. t. - To cause to become less intense; to mitigate; to abate; to ease. 2
n. - A spongy, semivitrifled substance which miners or smelters mix with the ores of metals to prevent their fusion. 2

The word "slacken" uses 7 letters: A C E K L N S.

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Words formed by adding one letter before or after slacken (in bold), or to aceklns in any order:
b -   blackens   r -   crankles   s -   slackens  

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