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Antonyms for tightening

the act of making something tighter

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The central bank is tightening rules as it seeks to maintain control in the rapidly expanding hi-tech sector.
Weaver recommends tightening the base screws to 20 in.
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The best method of tightening this slotted nut is to use a wrench that fits over the magazine tube.
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He said he expects monetary policy tightening "in the next several months".
In contrast, foreign banks, which primarily lend to large firms, reported tightening standards on such loans.
In an interview, Sanusi said, 'If we do think there is a long-term growth trend in money supply, which we have seen with huge fiscal deficits and with the possibilities of AMCON, tightening looks like the reasonable option, albeit in a steady and stable manner.
Crewmen, when replacing or tightening a wheel assembly in the field, your best bet is to shoot for the "stars.
Washington, Nov 22 (ANI): The Department of Dermatology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is now offering a new non-invasive skin tightening procedure.
The ECB s Bank Lending Survey for the third quarter of 2009 found that a net eight percent of those polled had tightened credit standards for businesses, compared with 21 percent in the second quarter, "bringing the net tightening close to a halt.
The results of the July 2009 bank lending survey show that in the second quarter of 2009 the net percentage of banks reporting a tightening of credit standards applied to loans and credit lines to enterprises broadly halved, to 21 per cent, compared with 43 per cent in the first quarter of 2009 and down from the high level seen in the third and fourth quarters of 2008.
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Now with Liquid Virgin tightening lubricant, even women on a budget can afford to "temporarily tighten the walls of the vagina.
An audible "click" indicates the correct inch-pounds force has been achieved, and the self-limiting feature stops tightening the clamp.