Meaning: emotionally purging (of e.g. art)
On releasing the key the circuit is broken and magnetism instantly ceases.
He clutched its slippery top with both hands, releasing Buck, and above the roar of the churning water shouted: "Go, Buck!
As it struck midway between superstructure and stern it burst into brilliant flame, releasing upon the night an electric-blue glare that must have been visible from any point within the compass of the horizon.
Inasmuch as it was known to the Confederate commander that the "controlling instructions" were already issued, and that the "additional supplies" were momentarily expected; inasmuch, also, as any attempt to introduce the supplies would compel the opening of fire upon the vessels bearing them under the flag of the United States--thereby releasing Major Anderson from his pledge--it is evident that his conditions could not be accepted.