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absolve to release from obligation or responsibility. [1/3 definitions]
affricate a speech sound that results from a stoppage of breath followed by a release at the same point of articulation, such as the "ch" sound in "chip".
aspirate in phonetics, to pronounce (a speech sound) with an audible release or rush of air, as the "h" in "helium" or the "p" in "pickle". [2/5 definitions]
bail1 the release obtained by payment of bail. [2/5 definitions]
blowout a sudden and uncontainable release of air or liquid. [1/2 definitions]
bombardier one who operates the bombsight and bomb-release mechanism in a bomber aircraft.
Buddhism a spiritual philosophy and religion, founded in the sixth century B.C. by Buddha and widespread in Asia, that teaches release from the self and from one's earthly desires.
catharsis in psychotherapy, the bringing of repressed thoughts and feelings to consciousness in order to release emotional tension, or the release itself. [1/3 definitions]
click in computing, to press and release the button on a mouse in order to carry out an action on the screen, such as positioning the cursor or selecting a program icon (often followed by "on"). [1/8 definitions]
continence ability to control the release of one's urine and feces. [1/2 definitions]
corpus luteum a ductless gland which forms within the ovary, resulting from the reorganization of a follicle upon release of its ovum. [1/2 definitions]
cough to release air noisily and spasmodically from the lungs as a result of illness or foreign matter in the respiratory system. [1/6 definitions]
deflation the action or condition of collapsing or being collapsed or depressed, as by release of contained air. [1/2 definitions]
deliver to set free, release, or save. [1/9 definitions]
discharge to release (a prisoner, hospital patient, or the like). [8/17 definitions]
disengage to release from engagement, connection, or responsibility. [1/4 definitions]
dispensation an exemption or release from some obligation or rule, granted by some authority, or the document making such a grant, esp. an exemption from a religious law or vow, granted by church authority. [1/3 definitions]
dispense to grant a release or exemption. [1/4 definitions]
earthquake a shaking or other movement of part of the earth's surface, resulting from volcanic activity or the sudden release of tension along geologic fault lines.
ease to release from pain, worry, or difficulty, or to lessen (such things as these). [2/10 definitions]
emancipate in law, to release (a child) from parental control. [1/2 definitions]