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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 Indo-European roots.]

lib′er·at′ing·ly adv.
lib′er·a′tor n.


providing freedom from restraint; freeing


[ˈlɪbəreɪtɪŋ] adj (= emancipating) → libérateur/trice
a liberating experience → une expérience libératrice
References in classic literature ?
I spent an increasing proportion of my time upon the beach, looking for some liberating sail that never appeared,--until one day there fell upon us an appalling disaster, which put an altogether different aspect upon my strange surroundings.
They had, besides this, used every art to lessen fatigue and danger to themselves and their soldiers, not killing in the fray, but taking prisoners and liberating without ransom.
Damascus, SANA- The Popular Authority for Liberation of the Golan has affirmed that the process of liberation and resistance will continue by all legitimate means, and will not stop till achieving victory and liberating the occupied lands and restoring them to their legitimate owners.
The French league for veteran combatants of the Gulf war held ceremony marking annual anniversary of liberating Kuwait PARIS, Feb 25 (KUNA) -- The French league for veteran combatants of the Gulf war held a symbolic ceremony marking annual anniversary of liberating Kuwait.
Aden, Ramadan 15, 1439, May 31, 2018, SPA --The Yemeni army, backed by the coalition to support the legitimacy in Yemen carried out yesterday a surprise attack liberating new sites controlled by the Houthi Coup militias in Hiran Directorate of Hajjah Governorate in north-western Yemen.
The successful operation of Azerbaijan's national army as a response to the provocations of Armenia in April 2016 has once again demonstrated that Azerbaijan has a powerful army capable of liberating its occupied territories, Azerbaijani MP Bakhtiyar Aliyev told Trend.
The media service of al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces) said in a statement "Jazeera Operations Command announced liberating 30 kilometers, South of Euphrates, from ISIL."
Information Office of the Prime Minister, said in a statement that "Al-Abadi received today the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Krandi and his accompanying delegation and they discussed, during the meeting, preparations for receiving the displaced people from Mosul battle and restore stability to the liberated areas." Al-Abadi said that what concerns us is not only to liberate the land, but liberating the man and maintain his safety , and for this we prepared safe corridors for the citizens and we have a plan and strategy to restore stability in the liberated areas, calling on the international community and international organizations to help the government in this area.
Baghdad, May 18 (Petra)--Former Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Saleh Muhammed al-Mutlaq on Wednesday said that liberating Ar-Rutba city, 500 kilometers west of Baghdad from the Daesh terrorist group, will lead to the resumption of trade with Jordan.
The delegation appreciated Peshmerga forces for liberating their areas.
DUSTIN Hoffman has said filming divorce drama Kramer vs Kramer while his own marriage was crumbling was "liberating".
The government-owned post office has issued a commemorative stamp which shows Russian and US troops liberating a death camp - but fails to mention the Brits.