|1.||(tr) to release or allow to go: the hospital discharged the patient|
|2.||(tr) to dismiss from or relieve of duty, office, employment, etc|
|3.||to fire or be fired, as a gun|
|4.||to pour forth or cause to pour forth: the boil discharges pus|
|5.||(tr) to remove (the cargo) from (a boat, etc); unload|
|6.||(tr) to perform (the duties of) or meet (the demands of an office, obligation, etc): he discharged his responsibilities as mayor|
|7.||(tr) to relieve oneself of (a responsibility, debt, etc)|
|a. to lose or remove electric charge|
|b. to form an arc, spark, or corona in a gas|
|c. to take or supply electrical current from a cell or battery|
|9.||(tr) law to release (a prisoner from custody, etc)|
|10.||(tr) to remove dye from (a fabric), as by bleaching|
|11.||(intr) (of a dye or colour) to blur or run|
|a. to spread (weight) evenly over a supporting member|
|b. to relieve a member of (excess weight) by distribution of pressure|
|13.||a person or thing that is discharged|
|14.||a. dismissal or release from an office, job, institution, etc|
|b. the document certifying such release|
|15.||the fulfilment of an obligation or release from a responsibility or liability: honourable discharge|
|16.||the act of removing a load, as of cargo|
|17.||a pouring forth of a fluid; emission|
|18.||a. the act of firing a projectile|
|b. the volley, bullet, missile, etc, fired|
|a. a release, as of a person held under legal restraint|
|b. an annulment, as of a court order|
|a. the act or process of removing or losing charge or of equalizing a potential difference|
|b. a transient or continuous conduction of electricity through a gas by the formation and movement of electrons and ions in an applied electric field|
|21.||a. the volume of fluid flowing along a pipe or a channel in unit time|
|b. the output rate of a plant or piece of machinery, such as a pump|
discharge dis·charge (dĭs-chärj')
v. dis·charged, dis·charg·ing, dis·charg·es
To emit a substance, as by excretion or secretion.
To release a patient from custody or care.
To generate an electrical impulse. Used of a neuron.
The act of releasing, emitting, or secreting.
A substance that is excreted or secreted.
The generation of an electrical impulse by a neuron.
|discharge (dĭs-chärj') Pronunciation Key