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 for Slackened
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Slack \Slack\, Slacken \Slack"en\, v. i. [imp. & p. p.
     Slacked, Slackened; p. pr. & vb. n. Slacking,
     Slackening.] [See Slack, a.]
     1. To become slack; to be made less tense, firm, or rigid; to
        decrease in tension; as, a wet cord slackens in dry
        weather.
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     2. To be remiss or backward; to be negligent.
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     3. To lose cohesion or solidity by a chemical combination
        with water; to slake; as, lime slacks.
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     4. To abate; to become less violent.
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              Whence these raging fires
              Will slacken, if his breath stir not their flames.
                                                    --Milton.
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     5. To lose rapidity; to become more slow; as, a current of
        water slackens.
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     6. To languish; to fail; to flag.
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     7. To end; to cease; to desist; to slake. [Obs.]
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              That through your death your lineage should slack.
                                                    --Chaucer.
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              They will not of that firste purpose slack.
                                                    --Chaucer.
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