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Meaning & Definition of Discharge in English

English

Discharge

/dɪsʧɑrʤ/

noun

1. The sudden giving off of energy

    synonym:
  • discharge

2. The act of venting

    synonym:
  • discharge
  • ,
  • venting

3. A substance that is emitted or released

    synonym:
  • discharge
  • ,
  • emission

4. Any of several bodily processes by which substances go out of the body

  • "The discharge of pus"
    synonym:
  • discharge
  • ,
  • emission
  • ,
  • expelling

5. Electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field

    synonym:
  • discharge
  • ,
  • spark
  • ,
  • arc
  • ,
  • electric arc
  • ,
  • electric discharge

6. The pouring forth of a fluid

    synonym:
  • discharge
  • ,
  • outpouring
  • ,
  • run

7. The termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)

    synonym:
  • dismissal
  • ,
  • dismission
  • ,
  • discharge
  • ,
  • firing
  • ,
  • liberation
  • ,
  • release
  • ,
  • sack
  • ,
  • sacking

8. A formal written statement of relinquishment

    synonym:
  • release
  • ,
  • waiver
  • ,
  • discharge

9. The act of discharging a gun

    synonym:
  • discharge
  • ,
  • firing
  • ,
  • firing off

verb

1. Complete or carry out

  • "Discharge one's duties"
    synonym:
  • dispatch
  • ,
  • discharge
  • ,
  • complete

2. Pour forth or release

  • "Discharge liquids"
    synonym:
  • discharge

3. Free from obligations or duties

    synonym:
  • free
  • ,
  • discharge

4. Remove the charge from

    synonym:
  • discharge

5. Go off or discharge

  • "The gun fired"
    synonym:
  • fire
  • ,
  • discharge
  • ,
  • go off

6. Pronounce not guilty of criminal charges

  • "The suspect was cleared of the murder charges"
    synonym:
  • acquit
  • ,
  • assoil
  • ,
  • clear
  • ,
  • discharge
  • ,
  • exonerate
  • ,
  • exculpate

7. Eliminate (a substance)

  • "Combustion products are exhausted in the engine"
  • "The plant releases a gas"
    synonym:
  • exhaust
  • ,
  • discharge
  • ,
  • expel
  • ,
  • eject
  • ,
  • release

8. Leave or unload

  • "Unload the cargo"
  • "Drop off the passengers at the hotel"
    synonym:
  • drop
  • ,
  • drop off
  • ,
  • set down
  • ,
  • put down
  • ,
  • unload
  • ,
  • discharge

9. Cause to go off

  • "Fire a gun"
  • "Fire a bullet"
    synonym:
  • fire
  • ,
  • discharge

10. Release from military service

    synonym:
  • discharge
  • ,
  • muster out

11. Become empty or void of its content

  • "The room emptied"
    synonym:
  • empty
  • ,
  • discharge

Examples of using

Do you have vaginal discharge?
I have a discharge from my nipple.