What is discharge?

  • (noun): The sudden giving off of energy.
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "discharge":

  • (verb): Go off or discharge.
    Synonyms: fire, go off
  • (verb): Release from military service.
    Synonyms: muster out
  • (verb): Remove the charge from.
  • (noun): The act of venting.
    Synonyms: venting
  • (verb): Become empty or void of its content.
    Synonyms: empty
  • (verb): Cause to go off.
    Synonyms: fire
  • (verb): Complete or carry out.
    Example: "Discharge one's duties"
    Synonyms: dispatch, complete
  • (noun): A formal written statement of relinquishment.
    Synonyms: release, waiver
  • (verb): Free from obligations or duties.
    Synonyms: free
  • (verb): Pour forth or release.
    Example: "Discharge liquids"
  • (noun): Any of several bodily processes by which substances go out of the body.
    Example: "The discharge of pus"
    Synonyms: emission, expelling
  • (noun): A substance that is emitted or released.
    Synonyms: emission

Famous quotes containing the word discharge:

    Foul whisp’rings 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 (1564–1616)

    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 (1613–1680)

    ... 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 (1820–1906)