- tell (someone) officially that they can or must leave a place or situation.；send (a patient) out of the hospital because they are judged fit to go home
- the action of discharging someone from a hospital or from a job；an act of releasing someone from the custody or restraint of the law
verb: discharge, 3rd person present: discharges, gerund or present participle: discharging, past tense: discharged, past participle: discharged
noun: discharge, plural noun: discharges
- 1. tell (someone) officially that they can or must leave a place or situation.
- ▪ send (a patient) out of the hospital because they are judged fit to go home Mark was taken away in an ambulance but later discharged
- ▪ dismiss or release (someone) from a job, especially from service in the armed forces or police. 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ release (someone) from the custody or restraint of the law he ordered that 1,671 prisoners of war be discharged from prison 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ relieve (a juror or jury) from serving in a case if the jury cannot agree, it should be discharged
- 2. allow (a liquid, gas, or other substance) to flow out from where it has been confined industrial plants discharge highly toxic materials into rivers the overflow should discharge in an obvious place 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ (of an orifice or diseased tissue) emit (pus, mucus, or other liquid) the swelling will eventually break down and discharge pus the eyes and nose began to discharge
- ▪ release or neutralize the electric charge of (an electric field, battery, or other object) the electrostatic field that builds up on a monitor screen can be discharged batteries have a tendency to discharge slowly
- ▪ (of a person) fire (a gun or missile) when you shoot you can discharge as many barrels as you wish 同義詞
- ▪ (of a firearm) be fired there was a dull thud as the gun discharged
- ▪ unload (cargo or passengers) from a ship the ferry was discharging passengers ninety ships were waiting to discharge 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ (of a person) allow (an emotion) to be released he discharged his resentment in the harmless form of memoirs
- 3. do all that is required to fulfill (a responsibility) or perform (a duty) the bank had failed to discharge its supervisory duties 同義詞
- ▪ pay off (a debt or other financial claim) the executor must discharge the funeral expenses 同義詞
- 4. (of a judge or court) cancel (an order of a court) the court may discharge a care order on the application of the child
- ▪ cancel (a contract) because of completion or breach an existing mortgage to be discharged on completion
- ▪ release (a party) from a contract or obligation the insurer is discharged from liability from the day of breach 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ relieve (a bankrupt) of liability.
- 1. the action of discharging someone from a hospital or from a job he failed a drug test and was given a dishonorable discharge his discharge from the hospital 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ an act of releasing someone from the custody or restraint of the law four days in jail and one year conditional discharge 同義詞 反義詞
- 2. the action of discharging a liquid, gas, or other substance those germs might lead to vaginal discharge 同義詞
- ▪ a substance that has been discharged large volumes of sewage discharge environmental damage from toxic chemical discharges 同義詞
- ▪ the release of electricity from a charged object slow discharge of a condenser is fundamental to oscillatory circuits
- ▪ a flow of electricity through air or other gas, especially when accompanied by emission of light a sizzling discharge between sky and turret
- ▪ the action of firing a gun or missile a police permit for discharge of an air gun sounds like discharges of artillery 同義詞
- ▪ the action of unloading a ship of its cargo or passengers freight for discharge 同義詞 反義詞
- 3. the action of doing all that is required to fulfill a responsibility or perform a duty directors must use skill in the discharge of their duties 同義詞
- ▪ the payment of a debt or other financial claim money paid in discharge of a claim 同義詞
- ▪ the action of relieving a bankrupt from residual liability machinery to rehabilitate the bankrupt through the process of discharge
- 4. the action of canceling an order of a court an application for discharge of a supervision order
- a broad electrical discharge from a conductor occurring when the potential difference is high ...
- discharge from military service with a favorable record: he recently received an honorable discharge from the Air Force
Oxford American Dictionary
- a tube containing charged electrodes and filled with a gas in which ionization is induced by an ...
- a lamp in which the light is produced by a discharge tube.
- an order made by a criminal court whereby an offender will not be sentenced for an offence ...
- discharge from military service with a favourable record: he recently received an honorable discharge from the Air Force
- the dismissal of someone from the armed forces as a result of criminal or morally unacceptable ...
Oxford American Dictionary
- a luminous sparkless electrical discharge from a pointed conductor in a gas at low pressure.
Oxford American Dictionary
- tell (someone) officially that they can or must leave a place or situation.
- the action of discharging someone from a hospital or from the armed forces or police: referrals can be discussed before discharge from hospital he failed a drug test and was given a dishonourable discharge