"discharge" in the noun sense
the sudden giving off of energy
2. discharge, venting
the act of venting
3. discharge, emission
a substance that is emitted or released
4. discharge, emission, expelling
any of several bodily processes by which substances go out of the body
"the discharge of pus"
5. discharge, spark, arc, electric arc, electric discharge
electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field
6. discharge, outpouring, run
the pouring forth of a fluid
7. dismissal, dismission, discharge, firing, liberation, release, sack, sacking
the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)
8. release, waiver, discharge
a formal written statement of relinquishment
9. discharge, firing, firing off
the act of discharging a gun
"discharge" in the verb sense
1. dispatch, discharge, complete
complete or carry out
"discharge one's duties"
pour forth or release
3. free, discharge
free from obligations or duties
remove the charge from
5. fire, discharge, go off
go off or discharge
"The gun fired"
6. acquit, assoil, clear, discharge, exonerate, exculpate
pronounce not guilty of criminal charges
"The suspect was cleared of the murder charges"
7. exhaust, discharge, expel, eject, release
eliminate (a substance
"combustion products are exhausted in the engine"
"the plant releases a gas"
8. drop, drop off, set down, put down, unload, discharge
remove (cargo, people, etc.) from and leave
"unload the cargo"
"drop off the passengers at the hotel"
9. fire, discharge
cause to go off
"fire a gun"
"fire a bullet"
10. discharge, muster out
release from military service
11. empty, discharge
become empty or void of its content
"The room emptied"
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