"releasing" in the verb sense
1. let go of, let go, release, relinquish
release, as from one's grip
"Let go of the door handle, please!"
"relinquish your grip on the rope
2. free, liberate, release, unloose, unloosen, loose
grant freedom to free from confinement
3. turn, release
let (something) fall or spill from a container
"turn the flour onto a plate"
4. publish, bring out, put out, issue, release
prepare and issue for public distribution or sale
"publish a magazine or newspaper"
5. exhaust, discharge, expel, eject, release
eliminate (a substance
"combustion products are exhausted in the engine"
"the plant releases a gas"
6. secrete, release
generate and separate from cells or bodily fluids
"secrete digestive juices"
"release a hormone into the blood stream"
7. free, release
make (information) available for publication
"release the list with the names of the prisoners"
8. release, relinquish, resign, free, give up
part with a possession or right
"I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest"
"resign a claim to the throne"
9. release, free, liberate
release (gas or energy) as a result of a chemical reaction or physical decomposition
10. unblock, unfreeze, free, release
make (assets) available
"release the holdings in the dictator's bank account"
"releasing" in the adjective sense
1. cathartic, releasing
emotionally purging (of e.g. art)
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