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discharge

noun (n)

  • the sudden giving off of energy (noun.event)
    source: wordnet30
  • the act of venting (noun.act)
    Synonym: venting
    source: wordnet30
  • a substance that is emitted or released (noun.substance)
    Synonym: emission
    source: wordnet30
  • any of several bodily processes by which substances go out of the body (noun.process)
    Synonym: emission, expelling
    Example:
    The discharge of pus.
    source: wordnet30
  • electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field (noun.phenomenon)
    source: wordnet30
  • the pouring forth of a fluid (noun.event)
    Synonym: outpouring, run
    source: wordnet30
  • the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart) (noun.act)
    source: wordnet30
  • a formal written statement of relinquishment (noun.act)
    Synonym: release, waiver
    source: wordnet30
  • the act of discharging a gun (noun.act)
    Synonym: firing, firing off
    source: wordnet30
  • The act of discharging; the act of relieving of a charge or load; removal of a load or burden; unloading; as, the discharge of a ship; discharge of a cargo. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • The equalization of a difference of electric potential between two points. The character of the discharge is mostly determined by the nature of the medium through which it takes place, the amount of the difference of potential, and the form of the terminal conductors on which the difference exists. The discharge may be alternating, continuous, brush, connective, disruptive, glow, oscillatory, stratified, etc. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • complete or carry out (verb.social)
    Synonym: complete, dispatch
    Example:
    Discharge one's duties.
    source: wordnet30
  • pour forth or release (verb.contact)
    Example:
    Discharge liquids.
    source: wordnet30
  • free from obligations or duties (verb.social)
    Synonym: free
    source: wordnet30
  • remove the charge from (verb.contact)
    Antonym: charge
    source: wordnet30
  • go off or discharge (verb.competition)
    Synonym: fire, go off
    source: wordnet30
  • pronounce not guilty of criminal charges (verb.communication)
    Synonym: acquit, assoil, clear, exculpate, exonerate
    Antonym: convict
    source: wordnet30
  • eliminate (a substance) (verb.body)
    Synonym: eject, exhaust, expel, release
    source: wordnet30
  • leave or unload (verb.contact)
    source: wordnet30
  • cause to go off (verb.competition)
    Synonym: fire
    source: wordnet30
  • release from military service (verb.competition)
    Synonym: muster out
    Antonym: draft, enlist, muster in
    source: wordnet30
  • become empty or void of its content (verb.change)
    Synonym: empty
    Antonym: fill, fill up
    source: wordnet30
  • To relieve of a charge, load, or burden; to empty of a load or cargo; to unburden; to unload; as, to discharge a vessel. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To throw off or deliver a load, charge, or burden; to unload; to emit or give vent to fluid or other contents; as, the water pipe discharges freely. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To bleach out or to remove or efface, as by a chemical process; as, to discharge the color from a dyed fabric in order to form light figures on a dark ground. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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