Meaning of RELAXATION in English
/ ˌriːlækˈseɪʃn; NAmE / noun
[ U ] ways of resting and enjoying yourself; time spent resting and enjoying yourself :
I go hill-walking for relaxation.
a few days of relaxation
➡ note at entertainment
[ C ] something pleasant you do in order to rest, especially after you have been working :
Fishing is his favourite relaxation.
[ U , C , usually sing. ] the act of making a rule or some form of control less strict or severe :
the relaxation of foreign currency controls
a relaxation of travel restrictions
late Middle English (denoting partial remission of a penalty): from Latin relaxatio(n-) , from the verb relaxare , from re- (expressing intensive force) + laxus lax, loose.
Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне. 2005