Definitions For Lask

Etymology 1

{{root, en, ine-pro, (s)leg-, *(s)leh₁g-}} From Middle English lasken, t=to diminish, weaken (the blood or other body fluids, body tissues, etc.); to thin (the blood through bloodletting); to alleviate (pain, sickness); to grow weak; to shorten (one’s life){{nb..., lask, laske, leasken, leske, lesken, otherforms=1}},{{R:MED Online, entry=lasken, pos=v, id=MED24720}} from {{der, en, fro-nor, lasquer}}, {{der, en, fro, lascher}}, laschier ("to let go of, release; to loosen, relax") (modern {{cog, fr, lâcher, t=to let go of, release; to loosen}}), from {{der, en, VL., *lascāre}}, *lassicāre, from Latin *laxicāre}}, the {{glossary, frequentative}} of {{der, en, la, laxāre}}, the {{glossary, present}} {{glossary, active}} {{glossary, infinitive}} of laxō ("to relax, weaken; to release, undo; to make wide, open"), from laxus, t=free, loose, slack; roomy, spacious, wide,{{R:OED Online, pos=v, id=105981, date=June 2021 ultimately from {{der, en, ine-pro, *(s)leg-}}, *(s)leh₁g-, t=faint; weak.


{{en-verb}} (intransitive, obsolete) To have loose#adjective, loose bowels; to suffer from diarrhoea.

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Etymology 2

From Middle English laske, t=lax, weak; of the bowels: loose,{{R:MED Online, entry=laske, pos=v, id=MED24719}} from {{der, en, fro-nor, *lasque}}, {{der, en, fro, laske}}, lasche ("not taut or tight, limp") (modern {{cog, fr, lâche, t=loose, slack}}),{{R:OED Online, entry=† lask, pos=adj, id=105980, date=December 2020}} from {{der, en, fro, lascher}}, laschier ("to let go of, release; to loosen, relax"): see further at #etymology 1, etymology 1.


(obsolete) lax#adjective, lax, weak; specifically of the bowels: affect#verb, affected by diarrhoea; loose#adjective, loose.

Etymology 3

From the {{glossary, adjective}}: see #etymology 2, etymology 2.{{R:OED Online, pos=n.{{sup, 1}}, noformat=1, id=105978, date=June 2021}}


LASK. (countable and uncountable, plural LASKs) (uncountable, chiefly, veterinary medicine) Originally of both persons and animals, now only of animals: looseness of the bowels; diarrhoea; (countable) a bout#noun, bout of this ailment.

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Salk, alks

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