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Adjective: releasing  ri'lee-sing
  1. (art) emotionally purging (of e.g. art)
    - cathartic
Verb: release  ri'lees
  1. Stop holding on to; allow to move
    "release the door handle, please!";
    - let go of, let go, relinquish
  2. Grant freedom to; free from confinement
    - free, liberate, unloose, unloosen, loose
  3. Let (something) fall or spill from a container
    "release the flour onto a plate";
    - turn
  4. Prepare and issue for public distribution or sale
    "release a magazine or newspaper";
    - publish, bring out, put out, issue
  5. Eliminate (a substance)
    "the plant releases a gas";
    - exhaust, discharge, expel, eject
  6. Generate and separate from cells or bodily fluids
    "release a hormone into the blood stream";
    - secrete
  7. Make (information) available for publication
    "release the list with the names of the prisoners";
    - free
  8. Part with a possession or right
    "I am releasing my bedroom to the long-term house guest";
    - relinquish, resign, free, give up
  9. (chemistry) release (gas or energy) as a result of a chemical reaction or physical decomposition
    - free, liberate
  10. Make (assets) available
    "release the holdings in the dictator's bank account";
    - unblock, unfreeze, free

See also: emotional

Type of: air, bare, bring forth, channel, channelise [Brit], channelize, exudate, exude, generate, give, hand, issue, ooze, ooze out, pass, pass on, publicise [Brit], publicize, reach, supply, transfer, transmit, transport, transude, turn over

Antonym: immobilise [Brit], take hold

Encyclopedia: Release, Release