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

  Lax \Lax\ (l[a^]ks), a. [Compar. Laxer (l[a^]ks"[~e]r);
     superl. Laxest.] [L. laxus Cf. Laches, Languish,
     Lease, v. t., Leash.]
     1. Not tense, firm, or rigid; loose; slack; as, a lax
        bandage; lax fiber.
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              The flesh of that sort of fish being lax and spongy.
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     2. Not strict or stringent; not exact; loose; weak; vague;
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              The discipline was lax.               --Macaulay.
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              Society at that epoch was lenient, if not lax, in
              matters of the passions.              --J. A.
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              The word "[ae]ternus" itself is sometimes of a lax
              signification.                        --Jortin.
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     3. Having a looseness of the bowels; diarrheal.
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     Syn: Loose; slack; vague; unconfined; unrestrained;
          dissolute; licentious.
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