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  Definition of discharge
  1. the act of discharging a gun
  2. a formal written statement of relinquishment
  3. the termination of someone''s employment (leaving them free to depart)
  4. the act of venting
  5. the sudden giving off of energy
  6. the pouring forth of a fluid
  7. electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field
  8. any of several bodily processes by which substances go out of the body; "the discharge of pus"
  9. a substance that is emitted or released
  10. eliminate (substances) from the body
  11. become empty or void of its content; "The room emptied"
  12. pronounce not guilty of criminal charges; "The suspect was cleared of the murder charges"
  13. release from military service
  14. cause to go off; "fire a gun"; "fire a bullet"
  15. go off or discharge; "The gun fired"
  16. pour forth or release; "discharge liquids"
  17. remove the charge from
  18. leave or unload, especially of passengers or cargo;
  19. free from obligations or duties
  20. complete or carry out; "discharge one''s duties"
Similar Words: firing, firing off, release, waiver, dismissal, dismission, liberation, sack, sacking, venting, outpouring, run, spark, arc, electric arc, electric discharge, emission, expelling, expel, eject, empty, acquit, assoil, clear, exonerate, exculpate, muster out, fire, go off, drop, set down, put down, unload, free, dispatch, complete

 

Hyponyms: gun, exemption, immunity, granting immunity, superannuation, conge, removal, deactivation, inactivation, dishonorable discharge, Section Eight, electrical discharge, explosion, detonation, blowup, volcanic eruption, eruption, jet, squirt, spurt, spirt, escape, leak, leakage, outflow, brush discharge, corona discharge, corona, corposant, St. Elmo's fire, Saint Elmo's fire, Saint Elmo's light, Saint Ulmo's fire, Saint Ulmo's light, electric glow, flashover, ejaculation, elimination, evacuation, excretion, excreting, voiding, menstruation, menses, menstruum, catamenia, period, flow, exudate, exudation, transudate, transudation, effluvium, rheum, vaginal discharge, expectorate, cough up, cough out, spit up, spit out, blow, ejaculate, abort, ovulate, excrete, egest, eliminate, pass, shed blood, bleed, hemorrhage, spew, spew out, eruct, fester, maturate, suppurate, emit, breathe, pass off, flow away, flow off, vindicate, whitewash, purge, deactivate, demobilize, demobilise, demob, inactivate, cannon, pop, loose off, let fly, let drive, shoot, fusillade, force out, squeeze out, eject, scatter, sprinkle, dot, dust, disperse, play, volley, wharf, air-drop, divest, disinvest, take over, relieve, cut, clear, cashier, liberate, set free, disinvolve, disembroil, disentangle

 

Entailments: judge

 

Derivational Morphology: fire, go off, muster out, waive, relinquish, forgo, foreswear, dispense with, forfeit, give up, throw overboard, release, resign, free, give notice, can, dismiss, give the axe, send away, sack, force out, give the sack, terminate, vent, ventilate, air out, air, run, flow, feed, course, spark, sparkle, expel, eject, expulsion, projection, ejection, forcing out, emission, expelling, empty, exculpation, exoneration, vindication, clear, clearing, acquittal, waiver, firing, firing off, outpouring, drop, dismissal, dismission, liberation, sacking, freeing

 

 
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