Definition of discharge
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(verb) enPR: dĭschäj', IPA: /dɪsˈtʃɑːdʒ/, SAMPA: /dIs"tSA:dZ/
(noun) enPR: dĭs'chäj, IPA: /ˈdɪstʃɑːdʒ/, SAMPA: /"dIstSA:dZ/
(verb) enPR: dĭschärj', IPA: /dɪsˈtʃɑrdʒ/, SAMPA: /dIs"tSArdZ/
(noun) enPR: dĭs'chärj, IPA: /ˈdɪstʃɑrdʒ/, SAMPA: /"dIstSArdZ/
to discharge (third-person singular simple present discharges, present participle discharging, simple past and past participle discharged)
- To accomplish or complete, as an obligation.
- To expel or let go.
- (electricity) To release (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).
- To release (an auxiliary assumption) from the list of assumptions used in arguments, and return to the main argument.
discharge (countable and uncountable; plural discharges)
- (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)
- 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 discharge of a river is the volume of water transported by it in a certain amount of time, usually in units of m3/s (cubic meters per second)
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