tr.v. lib·er·at·ed, lib·er·at·ing, lib·er·ates
1. To set free, as from oppression, confinement, or foreign control.
2. Chemistry To release (a gas, for example) from combination.
3. Slang To obtain by illegal or stealthy action: tried to sell appliances that were liberated during the riot.
[Latin līberāre, līberāt-, from līber, free; see leudh- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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