discharge

discharges, discharging, discharged
(The verb is pronounced [[t]dɪstʃɑ͟ː(r)ʤ[/t]]. The noun is pronounced [[t]dɪ̱stʃɑː(r)ʤ[/t]].)
1) VERB When someone is discharged from hospital, prison, or one of the armed services, they are officially allowed to leave, or told that they must leave.

[be V-ed] He has a broken nose but may be discharged today...

[be V-ed] You are being discharged on medical grounds.

[be V-ed] ...the regulation that gay people should be discharged from the military...

[V n] Five days later Henry discharged himself from hospital.

N-VAR
Discharge is also a noun.

He was given a conditional discharge and ordered to pay Miss Smith ₤100 compensation.

2) VERB If someone discharges their duties or responsibilities, they do everything that needs to be done in order to complete them. [FORMAL]

[V n] ...the quiet competence with which he discharged his many college duties.

3) VERB If someone discharges a debt, they pay it. [FORMAL]

[V n] The goods will be sold for a fraction of their value in order to discharge the debt.

4) VERB If something is discharged from inside a place, it comes out. [FORMAL]

[be V-ed prep] The resulting salty water will be discharged at sea...

[V n prep] The bird had trouble breathing and was discharging blood from the nostrils.

5) N-VAR: usu with supp When there is a discharge of a substance, the substance comes out from inside somewhere. [FORMAL]

They develop a fever and a watery discharge from their eyes...

All discharges and disposals of radioactive waste from Springfields were within relevant limits.

Syn:
6) VERB If someone discharges a gun, they fire it. [OLD-FASHIONED]

[V n] Lewis was tried for unlawfully and dangerously discharging a weapon.


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