liberate VERB 1) set free, especially from imprisonment or oppression. 2) (liberated) free from social conventions, especially with regard to sexual roles.
DERIVATIVES liberation noun liberationist noun liberator noun.
ORIGIN Latin liberare, from liber 'free' .

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