Meaning of release

Definition of release

(noun) merchandise issued for sale or public showing (especially a record or film); "a new release from the London Symphony Orchestra"
the act of liberating someone or something
a process that liberates or discharges something; "there was a sudden release of oxygen"; "the release of iodine from the thyroid gland"
the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)
euphemistic expressions for death; "thousands mourned his passing"
a legal document evidencing the discharge of a debt or obligation
activity that frees or expresses creative energy or emotion; "she had no other outlet for her feelings"; "he gave vent to his anger"
the act of allowing a fluid to escape
(music) the act or manner of terminating a musical phrase or tone
(verb) release, as from one's grip; "Let go of the door handle, please!"; "relinquish your grip on the rope--you won't fall"
let (something) fall or spill from a container; "turn the flour onto a plate"
prepare and issue for public distribution or sale; "publish a magazine or newspaper"
eliminate (a substance); "combustion products are exhausted in the engine"; "the plant releases a gas"
generate and separate from cells or bodily fluids; "secrete digestive juices"; "release a hormone into the blood stream"
make (information) available for publication; "release the list with the names of the prisoners"
part with a possession or right; "I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest"; "resign a claim to the throne"
release (gas or energy) as a result of a chemical reaction or physical decomposition
make (assets) available; "release the holdings in the dictator's bank account"

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