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

  Lax \Lax\, n.
     A looseness; diarrhea.
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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;
        [1913 Webster]
              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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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: lacking in rigor or strictness; "such lax and slipshod
             ways are no longer acceptable"; "lax in attending
             classes"; "slack in maintaining discipline" [syn: lax,
      2: pronounced with muscles of the tongue and jaw relatively
         relaxed (e.g., the vowel sound in `bet') [ant: tense]
      3: lacking in strength or firmness or resilience; "a lax rope";
         "a limp handshake" [ant: tense]
      4: emptying easily or excessively; "loose bowels" [syn: lax,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  316 Moby Thesaurus words for "lax":
     Micawberish, Paphian, abandoned, accented, accepting, admissive,
     aleatoric, aleatory, allowing, alveolar, amorphous, apical,
     apico-alveolar, apico-dental, approximate, approximative,
     articulated, assimilated, back, backward, bagging, baggy, barytone,
     behindhand, bilabial, blobby, blurred, blurry, bone-lazy, broad,
     broad-minded, cacuminal, cadging, careless, central, cerebral,
     chambering, chance, chancy, chaotic, checked, clement, close,
     compassionate, confused, consenting, consonant, consonantal,
     continuant, culpably negligent, dallying, dangling, delaying,
     delinquent, dental, derelict, dilatory, dillydallying, disordered,
     disregardful, dissimilated, do-nothing, doless, dorsal, dronish,
     drony, drooping, ease, ease off, easy, easygoing, ergophobic,
     faineant, flabby, flaccid, flapping, flat, flimsy, floppy, foggy,
     foot-dragging, forbearant, forbearing, forgetful, forgiving,
     freethinking, front, fuzzy, general, gentle, glide, glossal,
     glottal, go-go, good-for-nothing, guttural, hanging, hard, hazy,
     heavy, high, hit-or-miss, humane, ill-defined, immoderate,
     impotent, imprecise, inaccurate, inadvertent, inattentive,
     inchoate, incoherent, incontinent, incorrect, indecisive,
     indefinable, indefinite, indeterminable, indeterminate,
     indifferent, indistinct, indolent, indulgent, inexact, intemperate,
     intonated, irrepressible, labial, labiodental, labiovelar,
     lackadaisical, laggard, lagging, laissez-faire, lateral,
     latitudinarian, lazy, lenient, liberal, libertarian, libertine,
     licentious, light, limp, lingering, lingual, liquid, loitering,
     loose, loose-moraled, loosen, low, merciful, mid, mild, moderate,
     monophthongal, muted, narrow, nasal, nasalized, neglectful,
     neglecting, negligent, nonaggressive, noninterfering,
     nonprohibitive, nonrestrictive, nonspecific, oblivious, obscure,
     occlusive, of easy virtue, of loose morals, off-guard, open,
     open-minded, orderless, out of control, out of hand, out of line,
     out of plumb, out of square, out of true, overindulgent,
     overly permissive, overpermissive, oxytone, palatal, palatalized,
     parasitic, patient, permissive, permitting, pharyngeal,
     pharyngealized, phonemic, phonetic, phonic, pitch, pitched,
     posttonic, procrastinating, procrastinative, procrastinatory,
     promiscuous, rampant, random, regardless, reinless, relax, relaxed,
     remiss, retroflex, rickety, riotous, rounded, rubbery, scamping,
     scrounging, semivowel, shadowed forth, shadowy, shaky, shapeless,
     shiftless, shuffling, skimping, slack, slacken, slighting,
     slipshod, sloppy, slothful, slow, sluggish, slurring, soft, sonant,
     sponging, stochastic, stopped, streaming, stressed, strong,
     suffering, surd, sweeping, syllabic, tender, tense, thick, throaty,
     tolerant, tolerating, tonal, tonic, twangy, unaccented, unbigoted,
     unbridled, unchecked, uncircumspect, unclear, uncoerced,
     uncompelled, unconstrained, uncontrolled, uncurbed, undefined,
     undestined, undetermined, unenterprising, unfactual, unforced,
     ungoverned, unguarded, uninhibited, unmastered, unmeasured,
     unmindful, unmuzzled, unplain, unprecise, unprohibitive, unreined,
     unrepressed, unreserved, unrestrained, unrestrictive, unrigorous,
     unrounded, unruly, unspecified, unstressed, unsubdued,
     unsuppressed, untighten, unwary, unwatchful, vague, veiled, velar,
     vocalic, vocoid, voiced, voiceless, vowel, vowellike, wanton,
     wayward, weak, whorish, wide, wild, work-shy

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

     LAnguage eXample.
     A toy language used to illustrate compiler design.
     ["Compiler Construction", W.M. Waite et al, Springer 1984].

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