verb (used with object), re·leased, re·leas·ing.
- the surrender of a right or the like to another.
- a document embodying such a surrender.
- a control mechanism for starting or stopping a machine, especially by removing some restrictive apparatus.
- the opening of an exhaust port or valve at or near the working stroke of an engine so that the working fluid can be exhausted on the return stroke.
- the point in the stroke of an engine at which the exhaust port or valve is opened.
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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH releasere-lease, release
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verb (used with object), re-leased, re-leas·ing.
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH re-leasere-lease , release
Example sentences from the Web for release
These are the same hormones that are released when women are breastfeeding.
Another rumor that has existed since before The Empire Strikes Back was released.Juiciest ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Rumors (and Some Debunked Ones)|Rich Goldstein|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Eventually Morrow was released with no money, vehicle, or phone.
He was released within the hour without a bond on his own recognizance.
This short, shown between longer shows on the network and released online, is all of that and more.Star Wars Christmas Lights, Unedited Footage of a Bear, and More Viral Videos|The Daily Beast Video|December 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Mrs. Sieppe released Trina and started down the hall, the twins and Owgooste following.McTeague|Frank Norris
Before long the condemned men were released, some without conditions and others were banished from the Colony.Every Day Life in the Massachusetts Bay Colony|George Francis Dow
It was she, surely, who had spoken first, when she begged to be released from his pressure.The Eustace Diamonds|Anthony Trollope
Upon his arrest Jouret released the girls from the spell of years.Astounding Stories of Super-Science January 1930|Victor Rousseau
She turned the oblong handle which released two of the windows, pulled it towards her, and drank in the fresh night air.A Butterfly on the Wheel|Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
British Dictionary definitions for release
- the opening of the exhaust valve of a steam engine near the end of the piston stroke
- the moment at which this valve opens