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[v. dih-skahrd; n. dis-kahrd] /v. dɪˈskɑrd; n. ˈdɪs kɑrd/
verb (used with object)
1.
to cast aside or dispose of; get rid of:
to discard an old hat.
2.
Cards.
  1. to throw out (a card or cards) from one's hand.
  2. to play (a card, not a trump, of a different suit from that of the card led).
verb (used without object)
3.
Cards. to discard a card or cards.
noun
4.
the act of discarding.
5.
a person or thing that is cast out or rejected.
6.
Cards. a card or cards discarded.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; dis-1 + card1
Related forms
discardable, adjective
discarder, noun
undiscardable, adjective
undiscarded, adjective
Antonyms
1. retain.
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British Dictionary definitions for un discardable

discard

verb (dɪsˈkɑːd)
1.
(transitive) to get rid of as useless or undesirable
2.
(cards) to throw out (a card or cards) from one's hand
3.
(cards) to play (a card not of the suit led nor a trump) when unable to follow suit
noun (ˈdɪskɑːd)
4.
a person or thing that has been cast aside
5.
(cards) a discarded card
6.
the act of discarding
Derived Forms
discarder, noun
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Word Origin and History for un discardable

discard

v.

1590s, literally "to throw a card away," from dis- "away" + card (n.). Figurative use (in a non-gaming sense) is first recorded 1580s. In the card-playing sense, decard is attested by 1550s. Related: Discarded; discarding. As a noun, from 1742.

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