What is discharge?

  • (verb): Cause to go off.
    Synonyms: fire
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "discharge":

  • (noun): A substance that is emitted or released.
    Synonyms: emission
  • (verb): Go off or discharge.
    Synonyms: fire, go off
  • (verb): Free from obligations or duties.
    Synonyms: free
  • (verb): Remove the charge from.
  • (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"
  • (verb): Complete or carry out.
    Example: "Discharge one's duties"
    Synonyms: dispatch, complete
  • (verb): Become empty or void of its content.
    Synonyms: empty
  • (noun): The act of venting.
    Synonyms: venting
  • (noun): The sudden giving off of energy.
  • (noun): A formal written statement of relinquishment.
    Synonyms: release, waiver
  • (verb): Release from military service.
    Synonyms: muster out

Famous quotes containing the word discharge:

    No officer should be required or permitted to take part in the management of political organizations, caucuses, conventions, or election campaigns. Their right to vote and to express their views on public questions, either orally or through the press, is not denied, provided it does not interfere with the discharge of their official duties. No assessment for political purposes on officers or subordinates should be allowed.
    Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893)

    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)