Dictionary » L » Loosen

Loosen

Loosen

1. To make loose; to free from tightness, tension, firmness, or fixedness; to make less dense or compact; as, to loosen a string, or a knot; to loosen a rock in the earth. After a years rooting, then shaking doth the tree good by loosening of the earth. (Bacon)

2. To free from restraint; to set at liberty. It loosens his hands, and assists his understanding. (Dryden)

3. To remove costiveness from; to facilitate or increase the alvine discharges of.

Origin: see loose.


Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page



Results from our forum


Agriculture and Microbiology come together (Research Prjct)

... like 5 or 6, then put them near the feeding tray. I will separate the earthworms between buckets and moisten the soil so they can dig in, maybe loosen it up before I put them in. And if I get the nematodes I'm guessing they will keep the lady bud population in check, so that I don't get a house ...

See entire post
by Sophiahotep
Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:29 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Agriculture and Microbiology come together (Research Prjct)
Replies: 2
Views: 3559

Re: Stuck dessicator lid

... try dripping a bit of machine oil into the seam so it can penetrate the grease. Having some shorter hydrocarbons diffused into the grease should loosen its grip. Let it penetrate for a few hours, the diffusion likely won't be fast though the grease. Hexane would be a reasonable alternative to ...

See entire post
by DocWillow
Wed Nov 23, 2011 1:24 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stuck dessicator lid
Replies: 4
Views: 4428

Re: Stuck dessicator lid

... try dripping a bit of machine oil into the seam so it can penetrate the grease. Having some shorter hydrocarbons diffused into the grease should loosen its grip. Let it penetrate for a few hours, the diffusion likely won't be fast though the grease. Hexane would be a reasonable alternative to ...

See entire post
by jonmoulton
Fri Nov 18, 2011 5:47 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stuck dessicator lid
Replies: 4
Views: 4428

Loss of oxygen to cells - how does this work?

... You'd get a fever, and if untreated, you go delirious and die before your act is finished. Oh, yeah, one more thing, if you suddenly decide to loosen the string, the amount of tissue that could be saved from your finger depends on when you do it (if its too late, they may need to amputate your ...

See entire post
by TheVirus
Wed Nov 04, 2009 3:33 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Loss of oxygen to cells - how does this work?
Replies: 4
Views: 2411

chromosome 2 replication.

... the area between the centromeres as it should be full of the replication orgins just like the rest of the DNA. And, centromere sections must loosen for replication anyway, so it shouldn't have a problem repicating the whole way throught them onto the other side. Though repication of centromeres ...

See entire post
by Eous
Mon Aug 03, 2009 2:23 am
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: chromosome 2 replication.
Replies: 4
Views: 5103
View all matching forum results

This page was last modified 21:16, 3 October 2005. This page has been accessed 1,305 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link