Meaning of DISCHARGE in English

I. verb see: charge Date: 14th century transitive verb to relieve of a charge, load, or burden:, unload , to release from an obligation, to release electrical energy from (as a battery or capacitor) by a ~, 2. to let or put off , shoot , to release from confinement, custody, or care , to give outlet or vent to ; emit , 3. a. to dismiss from employment, to release from service or duty , to get rid of (as a debt or obligation) by performing an appropriate action (as payment), to set aside ; annul , to order (a legislative committee) to end consideration of a bill in order to bring it before the house for action, to bear and distribute (as the weight of a wall above an opening), to bleach out or remove (color or dye) in dyeing and printing textiles, to cancel the record of the loan of (a library book) upon return, intransitive verb 1. to throw off or deliver a load, charge, or burden, to release electrical energy by a ~, 2. go off , fire , spread , run , to pour forth fluid or other contents, see: perform ~able adjective ~e noun ~r noun II. noun Date: 14th century 1. the act of relieving of something that oppresses ; release , something that ~s or releases, the state of being ~d or relieved, the act of discharging or unloading, legal release from confinement, a firing off, 6. a flowing or issuing out , something that is emitted , the act of removing an obligation or liability, 8. release or dismissal especially from an office or employment, complete separation from military service, 9. the equalization of a difference of electric potential between two points, the conversion of the chemical energy of a battery into electrical energy

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