liberative

liberate

[lib-uh-reyt]
verb (used with object), liberated, liberating.
1.
to set free, as from imprisonment or bondage.
2.
to free (a nation or area) from control by a foreign or oppressive government.
3.
to free (a group or individual) from social or economic constraints or discrimination, especially arising from traditional role expectations or bias.
4.
to disengage; set free from combination, as a gas.
5.
Slang. to steal or take over illegally: The soldiers liberated a consignment of cigarettes.

Origin:
1615–25; < Latin līberātus (past participle of līberāre to free), equivalent to līberā- verb stem + -tus past participle suffix. See liberal, -ate1

liberative, liberatory [lib-er-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] , adjective
liberator, noun
preliberate, verb (used with object), preliberated, preliberating.
reliberate, verb (used with object), reliberated, reliberating.
unliberated, adjective


1. deliver, unfetter, disenthrall, loose. See release.


1. imprison; enthrall.
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liberate (ˈlɪbəˌreɪt)
 
vb
1.  to give liberty to; make free
2.  to release (something, esp a gas) from chemical combination during a chemical reaction
3.  to release from occupation or subjugation by a foreign power
4.  to free from social prejudices or injustices
5.  euphemistic, facetious or to steal
 
'liberator
 
n

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liberate
1620s, from L. liberatus, pp. of liberare "set free," from liber "free" (see liberal). Meaning "to free an occupied territory from the enemy" (often used ironically) is from 1944.
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