a liberating experience meaning, a liberating experience definition | English Cobuild dictionary



  ( liberates    3rd person present)   ( liberating    present participle)   ( liberated    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   To liberate a place or the people in it means to free them from the political or military control of another country, area, or group of people.  
They planned to march on and liberate the city...      V n  
  liberation      n-uncount  
...a mass liberation movement.     
2       verb   To liberate someone from something means to help them escape from it or overcome it, and lead a better way of life.   (=free)  
He asked how committed the leadership was to liberating its people from poverty.      V n from n, Also V n  
  liberating      adj  
If you have the chance to spill your problems out to a therapist it can be a very liberating experience.     
  liberation      n-uncount  
...the women's liberation movement.     
3       verb   To liberate a prisoner means to set them free.  
The government is devising a plan to liberate prisoners held in detention camps.      V n  
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share ideas based on a similar experience
[Fig.] E.g.: They were both going through a divorce, so they met to compare notes.
be consumed by an emotion; experience an intense feeling
be beside oneself with joy/ grief/ anger etc.
expression used when referring to someone's profession, background, social class or life experience
E.g: People from all walks of life will participate to the event
experience a special pleasure, excitement out of smth.; enjoy smth. very much
E.g.: She gets a bang out of shopping.
based on scientific testing or practical experience, not on ideas
I found out that the distance from the pond doesn't affect the number of plants from the empirical data I collected.
someone who, most of the time, carries a device enabling him to capture his day-by-day experiences (such as a photo camera, mobile phone etc.)


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