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 for exonerated
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Exonerate \Ex*on"er*ate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Exonerated; p.
     pr. & vb. n. Exonerating.] [L. exoneratus, p. p. of
     exonerare to free from a burden; ex out, from onerare to
     load, onus load. See Onerous.]
     1. To unload; to disburden; to discharge. [Obs.]
        [1913 Webster]
  
              All exonerate themselves into one common duct.
                                                    --Ray.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. To relieve, in a moral sense, as of a charge, obligation,
        or load of blame resting on one; to clear of something
        that lies upon oppresses one, as an accusation or
        imputation; as, to exonerate one's self from blame, or
        from the charge of avarice. --Burke.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. To discharge from duty or obligation, as a bail.
  
     Syn: To absolve; acquit; exculpate. See Absolve.
          [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  exonerated \exonerated\ adj.
     same as exculpated.
  
     Syn: absolved, cleared, exculpated, vindicated.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  exonerated
      adj 1: freed from any question of guilt; "is absolved from all
             blame"; "was now clear of the charge of cowardice"; "his
             official honor is vindicated" [syn: absolved, clear,
             cleared, exculpated, exonerated, vindicated]

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