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Dictionary definition for: Discharge

1. (v) complete or carry out; "discharge one''s duties"

2. (n) the sudden giving off of energy

3. (n) the act of venting

4. (v) pour forth or release; "discharge liquids"

5. (n) a substance that is emitted or released

6. (v) eliminate (substances) from the body

7. (n) any of several bodily processes by which substances go out of the body; "the discharge of pus"

8. (v) free from obligations or duties

9. (n) electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field

10. (v) remove the charge from

11. (n) the pouring forth of a fluid

12. (v) go off or discharge; "The gun fired"

13. (n) the termination of someone''s employment (leaving them free to depart)

14. (v) pronounce not guilty of criminal charges; "The suspect was cleared of the murder charges"

15. (n) a formal written statement of relinquishment

16. (v) leave or unload, especially of passengers or cargo;

17. (v) cause to go off; "fire a gun" "fire a bullet"

18. (n) the act of discharging a gun

19. (v) release from military service

20. (v) become empty or void of its content; "The room emptied"

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