[ UK /lˈuːsənɪŋ/ ]
[ US /ˈɫusənɪŋ/ ]
  1. an occurrence of control or strength weakening
    the relaxation of requirements
    the slackening of the wind
    the loosening of his grip
  2. the act of making something less tight
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How To Use loosening In A Sentence

  • Better to wait until bubbles burst and manage the consequences, softening the economic blow by loosening monetary policy very quickly.
  • But, more likely, he has decided it is less of a PR risk to leave a journalist eating a solitary crab pasty in the drizzle than to be trapped alone with her and - God forbid - a tongue-loosening bottle of wine.
  • Proper torquing avoids elastic separation of the mating parts under load and resists gradual loosening over time.
  • Subsequent work helped to hasten the loosening of government control over broadcasting. Times, Sunday Times
  • There's almost no national ailment that he feels can't be solved, or at least distracted from, by taking off his suit jacket, loosening his tie and suggesting a good old-fashioned knees-up. You're the prime minister, Cameron. Please stop behaving like the David Brent of British politics | Sam Delaney
  • An audible hissing pop accompanied the loosening of the last bolt, and at the sight of my leprous fore-arms and the great plates of scabrous horn which have overgrown my chest, the roust-abouts screamed like a pair of God-damned fat ladies.
  • Those with a materialist mindset seem quite comfortable in loosening up their evidential thresholds whenever it suits them. Are Stereochemical Explanations Causally Sufficient?
  • The city's only gay nightclub, is currently loosening its entrance policy and opening up their doors to the straight public.
  • the loosening of his grip
  • It's a safe bet that the yob putting his dukes up has been soberly simmering all week, but in loosening his inhibitions, it has all come flooding out.
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