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(1)   The act of discharging a gun
(2)   A formal written statement of relinquishment
(3)   The termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)
(4)   The act of venting
(5)   The sudden giving off of energy
(6)   The pouring forth of a fluid
(7)   Electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field
(8)   Any of several bodily processes by which substances go out of the body
"The discharge of pus"
(9)   A substance that is emitted or released


(10)   Eliminate (substances) from the body
(11)   Become empty or void of its content
"The room emptied"
(12)   Pronounce not guilty of criminal charges
"The suspect was cleared of the murder charges"
(13)   Release from military service
(14)   Cause to go off
"Fire a gun"
"Fire a bullet"
(15)   Go off or discharge
"The gun fired"
(16)   Pour forth or release
"Discharge liquids"
(17)   Remove the charge from
(18)   Leave or unload, especially of passengers or cargo;
(19)   Free from obligations or duties
(20)   Complete or carry out
"Discharge one's duties"


  1. To accomplish or complete, as an obligation.
  2. To expel or let go.
  3. To release (an accumulated charge).
  4. To release (an inpatient) from hospital.
  5. To release (a member of the armed forces) from service.
  6. To operate (any weapon that fires a projectile, such as a shotgun or sling).
  7. To release (an auxiliary assumption) from the list of assumptions used in arguments, and return to the main argument.


  1. (uncountable) pus or exudate (other than blood) from a wound or orifice, usually due to infection or pathology
  2. the act of accomplishing (an obligation)
  3. the act of expelling or letting go
  4. the act of releasing an accumulated charge
  5. the act of releasing an inpatient from hospital
  6. the act of releasing a member of the armed forces from service
  7. the discharge of a river is the volume of water transported by it in a certain amount of time, usually in units of m3/s (cubic meters per second)