Translation of relaxation in Spanish:

relaxation

Pronunciation: /ˌriːlækˈseɪʃən/

n

  • 1.1 u c (recreation) esparcimiento (m), distracción (f); (rest) relax (m) what do you do for relaxation? ¿qué haces para relajarte or descansar? chess is her chief relaxation el ajedrez es su principal forma de esparcimiento or de relax
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    • While you may be eager to begin this period of rest and relaxation, don't be in a rush to jump in the car after a long day of work.
    • A three-week rest and relaxation period, originally scheduled for Geraldton, will now be held in Carnarvon before the ship sets sail for the Mid West again.
    • This is a time of rest from sorrow and relaxation after a period of anxiety.
    1.2 u (of muscles, rules, vigilance) relajación (f) (before n) relaxation classes clases (fpl) de relajación
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    • Stimulation of a beta receptor causes muscle vasodilation, bronchial relaxation, and cardiac acceleration.
    • The depth and rate of breathing are controlled by special centres in the brain, which influence the nerves that cause contraction and relaxation of the muscles of respiration.
    • Music, massage, imagery, progressive muscle relaxation, biofeedback, and therapeutic touch are a few examples.

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