More definitions of "discharge":
- (noun): Electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field.
Synonyms: spark, arc, electric arc, electric discharge
- (verb): Become empty or void of its content.
- (noun): A substance that is emitted or released.
- (verb): Pour forth or release.
Example: "Discharge liquids"
- (verb): Leave or unload, especially of passengers or cargo.
Synonyms: drop, set down, put down, unload
- (noun): The act of venting.
- (verb): Cause to go off.
- (verb): Release from military service.
Synonyms: muster out
- (verb): Remove the charge from.
- (verb): Free from obligations or duties.
- (noun): The termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart).
Synonyms: dismissal, dismission, firing, liberation, release, sack, sacking
- (verb): Pronounce not guilty of criminal charges.
Synonyms: acquit, assoil, clear, exonerate, exculpate
- (noun): The sudden giving off of energy.
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)
“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)
“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)