discharge discharge  /dɪs ˈtʃɑrdʒ/


  1. (n) the sudden giving off of energy
  2. (n) the act of venting
  3. (n) a substance that is emitted or released
  4. (n) any of several bodily processes by which substances go out of the body
  5. (n) electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field
  6. (n) the pouring forth of a fluid
  7. (n) the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)
  8. (n) a formal written statement of relinquishment
  9. (n) the act of discharging a gun
  10. (v) complete or carry out
  11. (v) pour forth or release
  12. (v) free from obligations or duties
  13. (v) remove the charge from
  14. (v) go off or discharge
  15. (v) pronounce not guilty of criminal charges
  16. (v) eliminate (a substance)
  17. (v) leave or unload
  18. (v) cause to go off
  19. (v) release from military service
  20. (v) become empty or void of its content



  1. A third force arrived in boats piloted by local lobster-menwho fear that the discharge from the plant would cut their catchesand waded ashore.
  2. In any case, the influence of the electric discharge was similar to that of the strong, solar radiation beating down on the top of the primitive atmosphere.
  3. The accidental discharge of effluents, deforestation and fire also threatened the fragile ecological balance of the region.


  1. Bankruptcy Case Offers Hope for Student Borrowers

    A 10-year court battle waged by Michael Hedlund, a graduate of Willamette Law School, to discharge his student loans has recently ended with a 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision partially discharging his loans.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: U.S.News & World Report LP via Yahoo! News

  2. Jurors to see stun grenade demonstration in Weekley trial

    Joseph Weekley is accused of fatally shooting 7-year-old Aiyana Stanley-Jones during a raid that targeted a murder suspect and is charged with felony involuntary manslaughter and careless discharge of a firearm causing death.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Detroit Free Press

  3. Byron limits firing guns within city

    BYRON -- City Council has passed an ordinance concerning the discharge of firearms within city limits.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Macon Telegraph

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