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discharge

noun

1 discharge

The sudden giving off of energy.

Roget 970: acquittal, acquitment; clearance, exculpation; acquittance, clearance, exoneration; discharge etc. (release) 750; quietus, absolution, compurgation, ... show more

Roget 173: violence, inclemency, vehemence, might, impetuosity; boisterousness etc. adj.; effervescence, ebullition; turbulence, bluster; uproar, callithump [U.S.], ... show more

Roget 772: observance, performance, compliance, acquiescence, concurrence; obedience etc. 743; fulfillment, satisfaction, discharge; acquittance, acquittal.    adhesion, ... show more

Roget 926: duty, what ought to be done, moral obligation, accountableness, liability, onus, responsibility; bounden duty, imperative duty; call, call of duty; accountability.    allegiance, ... show more



2 discharge

The act of venting.

synonym: venting.

Polish: odpowietrzenie

3 discharge

A substance that is emitted or released.

synonym: emission.

Roget 297: ejection, emission, effusion, rejection, expulsion, exportation, eviction, extrusion, trajection; discharge.    emesis, vomiting, vomition.    egestion, ... show more

Dutch: uitstoot, uitworp

4 discharge

Any of several bodily processes by which substances go out of the body:
— The discharge of pus.

synonyms: emission, expelling.

5 discharge

Electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field.

synonyms: arc, electric arc, electric discharge, spark.

Polish: wyƂadowanie

6 discharge

The pouring forth of a fluid.

synonyms: outpouring, run.

Roget 299: excretion, discharge, emanation; exhalation, exudation, extrusion, secretion, effusion, extravasation [Med.], ecchymosis [Med.]; evacuation, dejection, faeces, excrement, ... show more

Roget 295: egress, exit, issue; emersion, emergence; outbreak, outburst; eruption, proruption; emanation; egression; evacuation; exudation, transudation; ... show more

7 discharge

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

synonyms: dismissal, dismission, firing, liberation, release, sack, sacking.

Roget 284: propulsion, projection; propelment; vis a tergo [Lat.], force from behind; push, shove etc. (impulse) 276; ejaculate; ejection etc. 297; ... show more

Roget 927a: exemption, freedom, irresponsibility, immunity, liberty, license, release, exoneration, excuse, dispensation, absolution, franchise, renunciation, discharge; ... show more

Roget 406: snap etc. v.; rapping etc. v.; decrepitation, crepitation; report, thud; burst, explosion, blast, boom, ... show more

Roget 750: liberation, disengagement, release, enlargement, emancipation; disenthrallment, disenthralment; affranchisement, enfranchisement; manumission; discharge, dismissal.    deliverance etc. ... show more

Roget 771: security; guaranty, guarantee; gage, warranty, bond, tie, pledge, plight, mortgage, collateral, debenture, hypothecation, ... show more

Roget 807: payment, defrayment; discharge; acquittance, quittance; settlement, clearance, liquidation, satisfaction, reckoning, arrangement.    acknowledgment, release; receipt, ... show more

Dutch: ontslag, uitstoot
Polish: odprawianie, zwalnianie

8 discharge

A formal written statement of relinquishment.

synonyms: release, waiver.

Dutch: verwerping, verklaring van afstand, vrijstelling

9 discharge

The act of discharging a gun.

synonyms: firing, firing off.

verb

1 discharge

Complete or carry out:
— Discharge one's duties.

synonyms: complete, dispatch.

Roget 692: transact [cause to occur], execute; despatch, dispatch; proceed with, discharge; carry on, carry through, carry out, carry into effect, put into effect; work out; go through, ... show more

Roget 729: effect, effectuate; accomplish, achieve, compass, consummate, hammer out; bring to maturity, bring to perfection; perfect, complete; elaborate.    do, execute, ... show more

Roget 772: observe, comply with, respect, acknowledge, abide by; cling to, adhere to, be faithful to, act up to; meet, fulfill; carry out, carry into execution; execute, ... show more

Dutch: vervullen

2 discharge

Pour forth or release.

3 discharge

Free from obligations or duties.

synonym: free.

Roget 750: liberate, free; set free, set clear, set at liberty; render free, emancipate, release; enfranchise, affranchise; manumit; enlarge; disband, ... show more

Dutch: ontladen, ontslaan

4 discharge

Remove the charge from.

Dutch: lossen, ontladen, uitladen

5 discharge

Go off or discharge.

synonyms: fire, go off.

Roget 173: be violent etc. adj.; run high; ferment, effervesce; romp, rampage, go on a rampage; run wild, run amuck, run riot; break the peace; rush, ... show more

Roget 756: abrogate, annul, cancel; destroy etc. 162; abolish; revoke, repeal, rescind, reverse, retract, recall; abolitionize; ... show more

Dutch: afgaan

6 discharge

Pronounce not guilty of criminal charges.

synonyms: acquit, assoil, clear, exculpate, exonerate.

Roget 970: acquit, exculpate, exonerate, clear; absolve, whitewash, assoil; discharge, release; liberate etc. 750.    reprieve, respite; ... show more

Roget 927a: be exempt etc. adj.. exempt, release, acquit, discharge, quitclaim, remise, remit; free, set at liberty, let off, ... show more

Roget 807: pay, defray, make payment; paydown, pay on the nail, pay ready money, pay at sight, pay in advance; cash, honor a bill, acknowledge; redeem; pay in kind.    pay one's way, ... show more

Dutch: ontheffen, vrijpleiten, vrijspreken, zuiveren

7 discharge

Eliminate (a substance).

synonyms: eject, exhaust, expel, release.

Roget 284: propel, project, throw, fling, cast, pitch, chuck, toss, jerk, heave, shy, hurl; flirt, fillip.    ... show more

Roget 297: give exit, give vent to; let out, give out, pour out, squeeze out, send out; dispatch, despatch; exhale, excern, excrete; embogue; secrete, ... show more

8 discharge

Remove (cargo, people, etc.) from and leave.

synonyms: drop, drop off, put down, set down, unload.

Dutch: lossen, ontladen, uitladen

9 discharge

Cause to go off.

synonym: fire.

10 discharge

Release from military service.

synonym: muster out.

Dutch: voltooien

11 discharge

Become empty or void of its content.

synonym: empty.

Dutch: leeglopen


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