(Austral) any of various kinds of entangling and thorny vegetation, such as the rattan palm, esp in tropical areas Also called lawyer cane, lawyer palm
[laks] /læks/ adjective, laxer, laxest. 1. not strict or severe; careless or negligent: lax morals; a lax attitude toward discipline. 2. loose or slack; not tense, rigid, or firm: a lax rope; a lax handshake. 3. not rigidly exact or precise; vague: lax ideas. 4. open, loose, or not retentive, as diarrheal bowels. 5. (of […]
[lak-sawlt] /ˈlæk sɔlt/ noun 1. Paul, born 1922, U.S. politician: senator 1974–87.
[lak-sey-shuh n] /lækˈseɪ ʃən/ noun 1. a loosening or relaxing. 2. the state of being loosened or relaxed. 3. a bowel movement. /lækˈseɪʃən/ noun 1. the act of making lax or the state of being lax 2. (physiol) defecation
[lak-suh-tiv] /ˈlæk sə tɪv/ noun 1. a medicine or agent for relieving constipation. adjective 2. of, relating to, or constituting a laxative; purgative. 3. Archaic. /ˈlæksətɪv/ noun 1. an agent stimulating evacuation of faeces adjective 2. stimulating evacuation of faeces adj. late 14c., from Old French laxatif (13c.), from Medieval Latin laxativus “loosening,” from Latin […]