More definitions of "discharge":
- (noun): Any of several bodily processes by which substances go out of the body.
Example: "The discharge of pus"
Synonyms: emission, expelling
- (noun): Electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field.
Synonyms: spark, arc, electric arc, electric discharge
- (verb): Cause to go off.
- (verb): Leave or unload, especially of passengers or cargo.
Synonyms: drop, set down, put down, unload
- (noun): The act of venting.
- (verb): Release from military service.
Synonyms: muster out
- (verb): Become empty or void of its content.
- (noun): A substance that is emitted or released.
- (verb): Remove the charge from.
- (verb): Pour forth or release.
Example: "Discharge liquids"
- (noun): The sudden giving off of energy.
- (verb): Pronounce not guilty of criminal charges.
Synonyms: acquit, assoil, clear, exonerate, exculpate
- (verb): Free from obligations or duties.
Famous quotes containing the word discharge:
“... women of the North, I ask you to rise up with earnest, honest purpose, and go forward in the way of right, fearlessly, as independent human beings, responsible to God alone for the discharge of every duty, for the faithful use of every gift, the good Father has given you. Forget conventionalisms; forget what the world will say, whether you are in your place or out of your place; think your best thoughts, speak your best words, do your best works, looking to your own conscience for approval.”
—Susan B. Anthony (18201906)
“Gratitude among friends is like credit among tradesmen: it keeps business up, and maintains commerce. And we pay not because it is just to discharge our debts, but that we might the more easily find lenders on another occasion.”
—François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (16131680)
“Foul whisprings are abroad. Unnatural deeds
Do breed unnatural troubles. Infected minds
To their deaf pillows will discharge their secrets.
More needs she the divine than the physician.”
—William Shakespeare (15641616)