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Part of Speech(形) adjective, (副) adverb, (名) noun, (动) verb
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(形) As an adjective
  1. Lacking in rigor or strictness.
  2. Flowing with little speed as e.g. at the turning of the tide.
    • Not tense or taut.
    (名) As a noun
    1. A cord or rope or cable that is hanging loosely.
      • The quality of being loose (not taut).
      • A soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot.
      • A stretch of water without current or movement.
      • A noticeable deterioration in performance or quality.
      • Dust consisting of a mixture of small coal fragments and coal dust and dirt that sifts out when coal is passed over a sieve.
      (动) As a verb
      1. Cause to heat and crumble by treatment with water.
      2. Become less in amount or intensity.
      3. Make less active or intense.
      4. Become slow or slower.
      5. Make less active or fast.
      6. Release tension on.
        • Be inattentive to, or neglect.
          • Avoid responsibilities and work, be idle.
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