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- (Received Pronunciation)
- To accomplish or complete, as an obligation.
- To free of a debt, claim, obligation, responsibility, accusation, etc.; to absolve; to acquit; to clear.
- Discharged of business, void of strife.
- In one man's fault discharge another man of his duty.
- To send away (a creditor) satisfied by payment; to pay one's debt or obligation to.
- If he had / The present money to discharge the Jew.
- To set aside; to annul; to dismiss.
- The order for Daly's attendance was discharged.
- To expel or let go.
- H. Spencer
- Feeling in other cases discharges itself in indirect muscular actions.
- H. Spencer
- To let fly, as a missile; to shoot.
- (electricity) To release (an accumulated charge).
- To relieve of an office or employment; to send away from service; to dismiss.
- Discharge the common sort / With pay and thanks.
- Grindal […] was discharged the government of his see.
- To release legally from confinement; to set at liberty.
- to discharge a prisoner
- To operate (any weapon that fires a projectile, such as a shotgun or sling).
- The galleys also did oftentimes, out of their prows, discharge their great pieces against the city.
- 1918, Edgar Rice Burroughs, The Land That Time Forgot Chapter IV
- I ran forward, discharging my pistol into the creature's body in an effort to force it to relinquish its prey; but I might as profitably have shot at the sun.
- To release (an auxiliary assumption) from the list of assumptions used in arguments, and return to the main argument.
- To unload a ship or another means of transport.
- To put forth, or remove, as a charge or burden; to take out, as that with which anything is loaded or filled.
- to discharge a cargo
- To give forth; to emit or send out.
- A pipe discharges water.
- To let fly; to give expression to; to utter.
- He discharged a horrible oath.
- (transitive, textiles) To bleach out or to remove or efface, as by a chemical process.
- to discharge the colour from a dyed fabric in order to form light figures on a dark background
- (obsolete, Scotland) To prohibit; to forbid.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir Walter Scott to this entry?)
to accomplish or complete, as an obligation
to expel or let go
(electricity) the act of releasing an accumulated charge
(medicine) to release (an inpatient) from hospital
(military) to release (a member of the armed forces) from service
to operate (any weapon that fires a projectile, such as a shotgun or sling)
- (medicine, uncountable) pus or exudate (other than blood) from a wound or orifice, usually due to infection or pathology
- the act of accomplishing (an obligation); performance
- the act of expelling or letting go
- (electricity) the act of releasing an accumulated charge
- (medicine) the act of releasing an inpatient from hospital
- (military) the act of releasing a member of the armed forces from service
- (hydrology) the volume of water transported by a river in a certain amount of time, usually in units of m3/s (cubic meters per second)
pus or exudate from a wound or orifice
act of accomplishing (an obligation)
act of expelling or letting go
act of releasing an accumulated charge
act of releasing an inpatient from hospital
act of releasing a member of the armed forces from service
volume of water transported by a river in a certain amount of time