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release

noun (MAKING FREE)    /rɪˈliːs/
C1 [S or U] an occasion when someone is allowed to leave prison , etc.: Her early release from prison led to a demonstration .Liberating, relaxing and releasing C1 [U] the act of flowing out from somewhere : The accident caused the release of radioactivity into the atmosphere .Emitting and ejecting [S or U] a feeling that you are free from something unpleasant : I noticed a release of tension when he left the room . After years of suffering , his death came as a merciful release.Relieved and thankful
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