the sudden giving off of energy
the act of venting
a substance that is emitted or released
discharge, emission, expelling(noun)
any of several bodily processes by which substances go out of the body
"the discharge of pus"
discharge, spark, arc, electric arc, electric discharge(noun)
electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field
discharge, outpouring, run(noun)
the pouring forth of a fluid
dismissal, dismission, discharge, firing, liberation, release, sack, sacking(noun)
the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)
release, waiver, discharge(noun)
a formal written statement of relinquishment
discharge, firing, firing off(verb)
the act of discharging a gun
dispatch, discharge, complete(verb)
complete or carry out
"discharge one's duties"
pour forth or release
free from obligations or duties
remove the charge from
fire, discharge, go off(verb)
go off or discharge
"The gun fired"
acquit, assoil, clear, discharge, exonerate, exculpate(verb)
pronounce not guilty of criminal charges
"The suspect was cleared of the murder charges"
exhaust, discharge, expel, eject, release(verb)
eliminate (a substance)
"combustion products are exhausted in the engine"; "the plant releases a gas"
drop, drop off, set down, put down, unload, discharge(verb)
leave or unload
"unload the cargo"; "drop off the passengers at the hotel"
cause to go off
"fire a gun"; "fire a bullet"
discharge, muster out(verb)
release from military service
become empty or void of its content
"The room emptied"
(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
the act of releasing an accumulated charge
the act of releasing an inpatient from hospital
the act of releasing a member of the armed forces from service
the discharge of a river is the volume of water transported by it in a certain amount of time, usually in units of m/s (cubic meters per second)
To accomplish or complete, as an obligation.
To expel or let go.
To release (an accumulated charge).
To release (an inpatient) from hospital.
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.
To unload a ship or another means of transport.
Origin: From descharger, from deschargier, from discarricō.
to relieve of a charge, load, or burden; to empty of a load or cargo; to unburden; to unload; as, to discharge a vessel
to free of the missile with which anything is charged or loaded; to let go the charge of; as, to discharge a bow, catapult, etc.; especially, said of firearms, -- to fire off; to shoot off; also, to relieve from a state of tension, as a Leyden jar
to of something weighing upon or impeding over one, as a debt, claim, obligation, responsibility, accusation, etc.; to absolve; to acquit; to clear
to relieve of an office or employment; to send away from service; to dismiss
to release legally from confinement; to set at liberty; as, to discharge a prisoner
to put forth, or remove, as a charge or burden; to take out, as that with which anything is loaded or filled; as, to discharge a cargo
to let fly, as a missile; to shoot
to set aside; to annul; to dismiss
to throw off the obligation of, as a duty or debt; to relieve one's self of, by fulfilling conditions, performing duty, trust, and the like; hence, to perform or execute, as an office, or part
to send away (a creditor) satisfied by payment; to pay one's debt or obligation to
to give forth; to emit or send out; as, a pipe discharges water; to let fly; to give expression to; to utter; as, to discharge a horrible oath
to prohibit; to forbid
to throw off or deliver a load, charge, or burden; to unload; to emit or give vent to fluid or other contents; as, the water pipe discharges freely
the act of discharging; the act of relieving of a charge or load; removal of a load or burden; unloading; as, the discharge of a ship; discharge of a cargo
firing off; explosive removal of a charge; explosion; letting off; as, a discharge of arrows, of artillery
act of relieving of something which oppresses or weighs upon one, as an obligation, liability, debt, accusation, etc.; acquittance; as, the discharge of a debtor
act of removing, or getting rid of, an obligation, liability, etc.; fulfillment, as by the payment of a debt, or the performance of a trust or duty
release or dismissal from an office, employment, etc.; dismission; as, the discharge of a workman by his employer
legal release from confinement; liberation; as, the discharge of a prisoner
the state of being discharged or relieved of a debt, obligation, office, and the like; acquittal
that which discharges or releases from an obligation, liability, penalty, etc., as a price of ransom, a legal document
a flowing or issuing out; emission; vent; evacuation; also, that which is discharged or emitted; as, a rapid discharge of water from the pipe
Origin: [Cf. F. dcharge. See Discharge, v. t.]
Discharge are a British hardcore punk band formed in 1977 by Terry "Tezz" Roberts and Roy "Rainy" Wainwright. They are often considered among one of the very first bands to play hardcore punk, and to mix punk ideology with elements of metal. While the band had substantial lineup changes over its history, the classic lineup from the early 1980s featured bassist Wainwright, drummer Gary Maloney, guitarist Tony "Bones" Roberts, and vocalist Kelvin "Cal" Morris. The band is characterized by a minimalistic approach of music and lyrics, a heavy, distorted, and grinding guitar-driven sound and raw, shouted vocals similar to a political speech, with lyrics on anarchist and pacifist themes. AllMusic calls the band's sound a "high-speed noise overload" characterized by "ferocious noise blasts" The band's 1982 debut album, Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing, went to number two on the UK Indie Charts and number 40 in the UK Album Chart. In the early 1980s, numerous singles and EPs placed in the top 10 of the UK Indie Charts, including the 1981 EP Why? and the 1982 single State Violence State Control. Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing pave the way for thrash metal, black metal, crust punk, grindcore and various extreme metal subgenres. The musical genre of d-beat is named for Discharge and their distinctive drumbeat. According to AllMusic, Discharge are "cited as a key influence by artists including Metallica and Anthrax."
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
dis-chärj′, v.t. to free from a load or charge: to unload or remove the cargo: to set free: to acquit: to dismiss: to fire, as a gun: to let out or emit: to perform, as duties: to pay, as an account.—n. act of discharging: unloading: acquittance: dismissal: a flowing out: payment: performance: that which is discharged.—n. Discharg′er. [O. Fr. descharger—des, apart, and charger, to load.]
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
From military service, is obtained by non-commissioned officers and privates by expiration of term of service, which varies in different countries; on surgeon’s certificate of disability, and by special authority for various reasons, when recommended by the commanding officer. Soldiers are also discharged with ignominy for great offenses, being in some cases stripped of their decorations and drummed out of the service.
To give a person permission to leave an organization, official duty or service.
My brother recently got discharge from the army, he was delighted and had lined himself up for another job and went straight into that employment.Submitted by MC Harmonious on April 19, 2016
Song lyrics by discharge -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by discharge on the Lyrics.com website.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'discharge' in Nouns Frequency: #2402
Rank popularity for the word 'discharge' in Verbs Frequency: #859
The numerical value of discharge in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of discharge in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Examples of discharge in a Sentence
The only way to get rid of responsibilities is to discharge them.
It appears to be an accidental discharge with no intention to strike anybody at this time.
Our discharge petition strategy is for us to know we are continuing to pursue that avenue.
We see a lot of marine life, different types of fish, in the vicinity to the discharge point.
If a woman is having vaginal problems, discharge, or pain then often sleeping commando is encouraged.
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- освобождавам, изписвам, уволнявам, изпускам, разреждам, изстрелвам, изпълнявам, уволнение, изпускане, разряд, изпълнение, освобождаване, изписване, дебитBulgarian
- entlassen, entladen, Entlassung, EntladungGerman
- descargo, despedir, dar de alta, disparar, completar, cumplir, descargar, caudal, descargaSpanish
- lähettää, purkaa, purkautua, päästää, vapauttaa, täyttää, laukaistaFinnish
- dì-luchdaich, cuir à dreuchd, ìocScottish Gaelic
- 発射, 放電Japanese
- rukenga, eroMāori
- voltooien, ontladenDutch
- utlade, utskrive, losse, utskrivning, vannføring, utvisningNorwegian
- rozładować sięPolish
- освободи́ть, разряжа́ть, запустить, вы́платить, увольня́ть, разряди́ть, демобилизо́вывать, выполня́ть, осуществи́ть, вы́писать, запускать, осуществля́ть, демобилизова́ть, освобожда́ть, уво́лить, выпи́сывать, выпла́чивать, вы́полнить, расход, сукровица, исполнение, осуществление, разряд, выписка, выпускание, выплата, выполнение, увольнение, демобилизация, выделениеRussian
- avfyra, klarera, avlossa, muck, vattenföring, urladdning, utskrivning, avsked, utsöndring, utryckning, flödeSwedish
- tahliye etmekTurkish
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