I looked up relax in various English dictionaries and it is always listed as a verb only, the noun being relaxation. However in my mother tongue (Italian) relax is normally used as a noun. Is this just one more case of misusing a foreign term or are there situations where it is possible to use relax as a noun in English too?
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No, it's strictly a verb. "I'm relaxing", "you should relax", "he relaxed", whatever. Saying "I'm having a relax" would typically be regarded as an invalid nouning.
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