More definitions of "discharge":
- (verb): Remove the charge from.
- (verb): Free from obligations or duties.
- (verb): Leave or unload, especially of passengers or cargo.
Synonyms: drop, set down, put down, unload
- (noun): The act of venting.
- (verb): Become empty or void of its content.
- (noun): A substance that is emitted or released.
- (noun): Electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field.
Synonyms: spark, arc, electric arc, electric discharge
- (verb): Cause to go off.
- (noun): The termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart).
Synonyms: dismissal, dismission, firing, liberation, release, sack, sacking
- (noun): The sudden giving off of energy.
- (noun): Any of several bodily processes by which substances go out of the body.
Example: "The discharge of pus"
Synonyms: emission, expelling
- (verb): Pour forth or release.
Example: "Discharge liquids"
Famous quotes containing the word discharge:
“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)
“Werent you relieved to find he wasnt dead?
No! and yet I dont know its hard to say.
I went about to kill him fair enough.
You took an awkward way. Did he discharge you?
Discharge me? No! He knew I did just right.”
—Robert Frost (18741963)
“It is wonderful when a calculation is made, how little the mind is actually employed in the discharge of any profession.”
—Samuel Johnson (17091784)