laxare

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2, 217-18: "Tu autem, domine mi, venerabilis papa, qui Christi vice fungeris, qui summo pastori in apostolica dignitate succedis, noli pestem hanc per ignaviam ad incrementa perducere, noli connivendo et dissimulando crassanti luxuriae frena laxare.
Disputant Stoici multa re turpia praua hominum consuetudine verbis honesta esse, ut parricidium adulterium homicidium incestum et caetera his similia, rursumque re honesta nominibus uideri turpia, ut liberos procreare, inflationem uentris crepitu digerere, aluum releuare stercore, uesicam urinae effusione laxare.
There is another word in Middle English (also now obsolete except in veterinary use): lask derived from Latin laxare via ONFr lasquer.