release VERB 1) set free from confinement. 2) free from an obligation or duty. 3) allow to move or flow freely. 4) allow (information) to be generally available. 5) make (a film or recording) available to the public. 6) make over (property, money, or a right) to another.
NOUN 1) the action or process of releasing or being released. 2) a film or other product released to the public. 3) a handle or catch that releases part of a mechanism. 4) a document making over property, money, or a right to another.
DERIVATIVES releasable adjective releaser noun.
ORIGIN Old French relesser, from Latin relaxare 'slacken, relax' .

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