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1. (of a country, etc.) autonomous or independent
2. (of jazz) totally improvised, with no preset melodic, harmonic, or rhythmic basis
3. Law of property
a. not subject to payment of rent or performance of services; freehold
b. not subject to any burden or charge, such as a mortgage or lien; unencumbered
4. Chem chemically uncombined
5. Logic denoting an occurrence of a variable not bound by a quantifier
6. Nautical (of the wind) blowing from the quarter

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The diuresis was accompanied by a change in free water clearance, and the results showed a lower solute and osmolarity in the urine after IR.
Effects of supplemental rbST and MF cooling on urinary and fractional (FE) excretion of electrolytes, osmolar clearance and free water clearance are shown in Table 6.
The amount of the water load provided free water clearance in order to suppress the vasopressin effect on water reabsorption at the distal tubule segments and its effects on [Na.sup.+] reabsorption (Thomsen, 1990; Garcia et al., 1991; Amaro et al., 1997).