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Noun: freeing  free-ing
  1. The act of liberating someone or something
    - liberation, release
Verb: free (freed,freeing)  free
  1. Grant freedom to; free from confinement
    - liberate, release, unloose, unloosen, loose
     
  2. Relieve from
    "free the house of pests";
    - rid, disembarrass
     
  3. Remove or force out from a position
    "He finally could free the legs of the earthquake victim who was buried in the rubble";
    - dislodge
     
  4. Grant relief or an exemption from a rule or requirement to
    "She freed me from the exam";
    - exempt, relieve
     
  5. Make (information) available for publication
    "free the list with the names of the prisoners";
    - release
     
  6. Release from obligations or duties
    - discharge
     
  7. Remove obstruction from
    "free a path across the cluttered floor";
    - disengage
     
  8. Let off the hook
    "I free you from this responsibility";
    - absolve, justify
     
  9. Part with a possession or right
    - release, relinquish, resign, give up
     
  10. (chemistry) release (gas or energy) as a result of a chemical reaction or physical decomposition
    - release, liberate
     
  11. Make (assets) available
    "free the holdings in the dictator's bank account";
    - unblock, unfreeze, release

Derived forms: freeings

Type of: accomplishment, achievement, bring forth, forgive, generate, give, hand, issue, pardon, pass, pass on, reach, remove, supply, take, take away, turn over, withdraw

Antonym: confine, obstruct

Encyclopedia: Free, White and 21