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noun [countable] outlet pronunciation in American English /ˈaʊtˌlet/
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  1. 1
    a store or place where a particular product is sold

    Most of their sales are through traditional retail outlets.

  2. 2
    a way of expressing strong feelings that you would normally not express

    Many young people find music their best outlet for creative expression.

    1. a.
      a way of making good use of extra physical energy that you have

      What he needed was an outlet for all his excess energy.

  3. 3
    a pipe or hole through which gas or liquid flows out

    a hot water outlet


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