discharge

  • 21 discharge — I. verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French descharger, from Late Latin discarricare, from Latin dis + Late Latin carricare to load more at charge Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to relieve of a charge, load, or burden: a. unload < …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 22 discharge — dis|charge1 [ dıs,tʃardʒ, dıs tʃardʒ ] verb ** ▸ 1 allow/force someone to leave ▸ 2 let liquid/gas leave ▸ 3 perform a duty ▸ 4 fire a weapon ▸ 5 pay what you owe ▸ 6 when electricity flows 1. ) transitive usually passive to be officially allowed …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 23 discharge — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 act of discharging; thing discharged ADJECTIVE ▪ thick ▪ nasal, vaginal, etc. ▪ industrial, sewage, waste …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 24 discharge — Synonyms and related words: AC arc, Poulsen arc, abide by, abrogate, absolution, absolve, accomplish, accomplished fact, accomplishment, accordance, achieve, achievement, acknowledgment, acquit, acquitment, acquittal, acquittance, adhere to,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 25 discharge — 1 verb 1 SEND SB AWAY (T) to officially allow a person to go or send them away, especially after being ill in hospital or working in the army, navy etc (+ from): I think Oliver gets discharged from the RAF in August. | discharge yourself (=leave… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 26 discharge — 1. verb 1) after his third violation, Vance was discharged Syn: dismiss, eject, expel, throw out, give someone notice; release, let go, fire, terminate; Military cashier; informal sack, give someone the sack, boot out, give someone the boot, turf …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 27 discharge — [1] The action of drawing electric current from the battery. The opposite action to charging. [2] to pour out liquid from a pump. [3] the product (e.g., the liquid) that is poured out of a pump. [4] To bleed some or all of the refrigerant from a… …

    Dictionary of automotive terms

  • 28 Discharge — The flow of fluid from part of the body such as the nose or vagina. * * * 1. That which is emitted or evacuated, as an excretion or a secretion. 2. The activation or firing of a neuron. after d. afterdischarge. early d. d. of a woman and the… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 29 discharge — {{11}}discharge (n.) late 14c., relief from misfortune, see DISCHARGE (Cf. discharge) (v.). Meaning release from work or duty is from early 15c. {{12}}discharge (v.) early 14c., to exempt, exonerate, release, from O.Fr. deschargier (12c., Mod.Fr …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 30 discharge — discharges, discharging, discharged (The verb is pronounced [[t]dɪstʃɑ͟ː(r)ʤ[/t]]. The noun is pronounced [[t]dɪ̱stʃɑː(r)ʤ[/t]].) 1) VERB When someone is discharged from hospital, prison, or one of the armed services, they are officially allowed… …

    English dictionary

  • 31 discharge — 1. verb 1) he was discharged from service Syn: dismiss, eject, expel, throw out, make redundant, release, let go; Military cashier; informal sack, fire 2) he was discharged from prison Syn: release …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 32 discharge — dischargeable, adj. discharger, n. v. /dis chahrj /; n. /dis chahrj, dis chahrj /, v., discharged, discharging, n. v.t. 1. to relieve of a charge or load; unload: to discharge a ship. 2. to remove or send forth: They discharged the cargo at New… …

    Universalium

  • 33 discharge — verb (discharged, discharging) –verb (t) /dɪsˈtʃadʒ / (say dis chahj) 1. to relieve of a charge or load; unload (a ship, etc.). 2. to remove, send forth, or get rid of (a charge, lead, etc.). 3. to fire; shoot: discharge a gun. 4. to pour forth,… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 34 discharge —   1. Dismiss. Ho oku u, ho opau, kipaku, lū, kaiehu.    ♦ Discharge, as from army, palapala ho oku,u loa.    ♦ Dishonorable discharge, ho opau ho o ino ia aku.    ♦ Discharge of seamen, ho oku u i nā luina.   2. See unload.    ♦ Permit to… …

    English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • 35 discharge — noun / dɪstʃɑ:dʒ/ 1. a payment of debt ♦ in full discharge of a debt as full payment of a debt 2. ♦ in discharge of her duties as director while carrying out her duties as director ■ verb /dɪs tʃɑ:dʒ/ 1. ♦ to discharge a bankrupt to release… …

    Dictionary of banking and finance

  • 36 discharge — Noun: The performance of an obligation or duty. A release because of performance or as a matter of grace. Union Bank v Powell s Heirs, 3 Fla 175. A release of a debtor in insolvency proceedings by operation of law. 29 Am J Rev ed Insolv § 88. A… …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 37 discharge —    to ejaculate semen    As from Pistol s gun:     I will discharge upon her, Sir John, with two bullets. (Shakespeare, 2 Henry W the bullets were his testicles)    Discharge, meaning to dismiss from employment, comes from the literal meaning to… …

    How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • 38 discharge — dis•charge v. [[t]dɪsˈtʃɑrdʒ[/t]] n. [[t]ˈdɪs tʃɑrdʒ, dɪsˈtʃɑrdʒ[/t]] v. charged, charg•ing, n. 1) to relieve of a charge or load; unload: to discharge a ship[/ex] 2) to remove or send forth: They discharged the cargo at New York[/ex] 3) mil to… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 39 discharge — In medicine, a fluid that comes out of the body. Discharge can be normal or a sign of disease. Discharge also means release of a patient from care …

    English dictionary of cancer terms

  • 40 discharge — electric current electric current, electrical current electrical current, the movement of electrically charged particles, atoms, or ions, through solids, liquids, gases, or free space; the term is usually used of relatively smooth movements of… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.