[ US /ˈdɪsˌtʃɑɹdʒ, dɪsˈtʃɑɹdʒ/ ]
NOUN
  1. a formal written statement of relinquishment
  2. a substance that is emitted or released
  3. the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)
  4. the sudden giving off of energy
  5. the act of venting
  6. the act of discharging a gun
  7. the pouring forth of a fluid
  8. electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field
  9. any of several bodily processes by which substances go out of the body
    the discharge of pus
VERB
  1. release from military service
  2. go off or discharge
    The gun fired
  3. complete or carry out
    discharge one's duties
  4. become empty or void of its content
    The room emptied
  5. eliminate (a substance)
    combustion products are exhausted in the engine
    the plant releases a gas
  6. remove (cargo, people, etc.) from and leave
    drop off the passengers at the hotel
    unload the cargo
  7. free from obligations or duties
  8. cause to go off
    fire a bullet
    fire a gun
  9. pour forth or release
    discharge liquids
  10. remove the charge from
  11. pronounce not guilty of criminal charges
    The suspect was cleared of the murder charges
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How To Use discharge In A Sentence

  • She suffered minor smoke inhalation and was discharged from hospital last night. The Sun
  • They’re doing research, Dwayne, on what they call retinal discharge. Underworld
  • They shoot up from the tops of thunderstorms about the same moment lightning discharges within the storm cloud.
  • Three smoke grenade dischargers are mounted on each side of the turret.
  • The members of the jury were discharged from their duties.
  • A constant theme in research concerned with the hospital care of older people is the discharge from hospital back to the community.
  • Price as tested is $44,600, including $8,525 in options Deep Sea Blue pearlescent paint, eight-speed Audi Tiptronic transmission, high-intensity discharge headlamps, power liftgate and onboard navigation with backup camera and an $875 destination charge. 2011 Audi Q5 2.0 T Quattro
  • Upon these, and along the walls, which in most castles were topped by a parapet and a kind of embrasure called crennels, the defenders of the castle were stationed during a siege, and from thence discharged arrows, darts, stones, and every kind of annoyance they could procure, upon their enemies. Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 2 (of 2)
  • We are increasingly concerned about patients being discharged unsafely from hospital. Times, Sunday Times
  • In the cephalopoda (as also in the crustacea) the same passage serves to void the excrement and leads to the part like a uterus, for the male discharges the seminal fluid through this passage. On the Generation of Animals
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