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Definition 1: the act of discharging a gun - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for discharge in the sense of this definition

(discharge is a kind of ...) the act of firing a projectile

"his shooting was slow but accurate"

(... is a kind of discharge ) the discharge of a firearm as signal or as a salute in military ceremonies

"two runners started before the gun" "a twenty gun salute"

Definition 2: the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart) - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for discharge in the sense of this definition

(discharge is a kind of ...) the act of ending something

"the termination of the agreement"

(... is a kind of discharge ) the act of discharging someone because of age (especially to cause someone to retire from service on a pension)

(... is a kind of discharge ) an abrupt and unceremonious dismissal

(... is a kind of discharge ) dismissal from office

(... is a kind of discharge ) breaking up a military unit (by transfers or discharges)

(... is a kind of discharge ) a discharge from the armed forces with a commendable record

(... is a kind of discharge ) a discharge from the armed forces for a grave offense (as sabotage or espionage or cowardice or murder)

(... is a kind of discharge ) a discharge from the US Army based on unfitness or character traits deemed undesirable

Definition 3: a formal written statement of relinquishment - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for discharge in the sense of this definition

(discharge is a kind of ...) the act of giving up and abandoning a struggle or task etc.

(... is a kind of discharge ) an act exempting someone

"he was granted immunity from prosecution"

Definition 4: the act of venting - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for discharge in the sense of this definition

(discharge is a kind of ...) the act of emitting; causing to flow forth

Definition 5: the sudden giving off of energy - [noun denoting event]

(discharge is a kind of ...) an event that happens

(... is a kind of discharge ) a discharge of electricity

(... is a kind of discharge ) a violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reaction

(... is a kind of discharge ) the sudden occurrence of a violent discharge of steam and volcanic material

Definition 6: the pouring forth of a fluid - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for discharge in the sense of this definition

(discharge is a kind of ...) the motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases)

(... is a kind of discharge ) the occurrence of a sudden discharge (as of liquid)

(... is a kind of discharge ) the discharge of a fluid from some container

"they tried to stop the escape of gas from the damaged pipe" "he had to clean up the leak"

Definition 7: electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field - [noun denoting phenomenon]

Synonyms for discharge in the sense of this definition

(discharge is a kind of ...) the passage of electricity through a conductor

(... is a kind of discharge ) discharge between electrodes creating visible streamers of ionized particles

(... is a kind of discharge ) an electrical discharge accompanied by ionization of surrounding atmosphere

(... is a kind of discharge ) an unintended electric discharge (as over or around an insulator)

Definition 8: any of several bodily processes by which substances go out of the body - [noun denoting process]

Samples where discharge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the discharge of pus

Synonyms for discharge in the sense of this definition

(discharge is a kind of ...) an organic process that takes place in the body

"respiratory activity"

(... is a kind of discharge ) the discharge of semen in males

(... is a kind of discharge ) the bodily process of discharging waste matter

(... is a kind of discharge ) the monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant women from puberty to menopause

"the women were sickly and subject to excessive menstruation" "a woman does not take the gout unless her menses be stopped" "the semen begins to appear in males and to be emitted at the same time of life that the catamenia begin to flow in females"

Definition 9: a substance that is emitted or released - [noun denoting substance]

Synonyms for discharge in the sense of this definition

(discharge is a kind of ...) the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object

"coal is a hard black material" "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread"

(... is a kind of discharge ) a substance that oozes out from plant pores

(... is a kind of discharge ) a substance that transudes

(... is a kind of discharge ) a foul-smelling outflow or vapor (especially a gaseous waste)

(... is a kind of discharge ) a watery discharge from the mucous membranes (especially from the eyes or nose)

(... is a kind of discharge ) discharge of secretions from the cervical glands of the vagina; normally clear or white

Definition 10: eliminate (a substance) - [verb of body]

Samples where discharge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • combustion products are exhausted in the engine
  • the plant releases a gas

Synonyms for discharge in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of discharge ) discharge (phlegm or sputum) from the lungs and out of the mouth

(... is a kind of discharge ) ripen and generate pus

"her wounds are festering"

(... is a kind of discharge ) eject or send out in large quantities, also metaphorical

"the volcano spews out molten rocks every day" "The editors of the paper spew out hostile articles about the Presidential candidate"

(... is a kind of discharge ) lose blood from one's body

(... is a kind of discharge ) eliminate from the body

"Pass a kidney stone"

(... is a kind of discharge ) produce and discharge eggs

"women ovulate about once every month"

(... is a kind of discharge ) terminate a pregnancy by undergoing an abortion

(... is a kind of discharge ) eject semen

(... is a kind of discharge ) free of obstruction by blowing air through

"blow one's nose"

(... is a kind of discharge ) expel (gases or odors)

Definition 11: become empty or void of its content - [verb of change]

Samples where discharge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The room emptied

Synonyms for discharge in the sense of this definition

(discharge is a kind of ...) undergo a transformation or a change of position or action

"We turned from Socialism to Capitalism" "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"

(... is a kind of discharge ) flow off or away gradually

"The water flowed off from the pipe"

Definition 12: pronounce not guilty of criminal charges - [verb of communication]

Samples where discharge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The suspect was cleared of the murder charges

Synonyms for discharge in the sense of this definition

(discharge is a kind of ...) pronounce judgment on

"They labeled him unfit to work here"

(... is a kind of discharge ) clear of accusation, blame, suspicion, or doubt with supporting proof

"You must vindicate yourself and fight this libel"

(... is a kind of discharge ) exonerate by means of a perfunctory investigation or through biased presentation of data

(... is a kind of discharge ) clear of a charge

(discharge implies ...) form a critical opinion of

"I cannot judge some works of modern art" "How do you evaluate this grant proposal?" "We shouldn't pass judgment on other people"

Definition 13: release from military service - [verb of competition]

Synonyms for discharge in the sense of this definition

(discharge is a kind of ...) release, as from one's grip

"Let go of the door handle, please!" "relinquish your grip on the rope--you won't fall"

(... is a kind of discharge ) remove from active military status or reassign

"The men were deactivated after five years of service"

(... is a kind of discharge ) retire from military service

(... is a kind of discharge ) release from military service or remove from the active list of military service

(... is a kind of discharge ) fire a cannon

Definition 14: cause to go off - [verb of competition]

Samples where discharge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • fire a gun
  • fire a bullet

Synonyms for discharge in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of discharge ) fire a weapon with a loud explosive noise

"The soldiers were popping"

(... is a kind of discharge ) fire as from a gun

"The soldiers let drive their bullets"

(... is a kind of discharge ) fire a shot

"the gunman blasted away"

(... is a kind of discharge ) attack with fusillade

(discharge causes ...) go off or discharge

"The gun fired"

Definition 15: go off or discharge - [verb of competition]

Samples where discharge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The gun fired

Synonyms for discharge in the sense of this definition

Definition 16: pour forth or release - [verb of contact]

Samples where discharge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • discharge liquids

(discharge is a kind of ...) distribute or disperse widely

"The invaders spread their language all over the country"

(... is a kind of discharge ) cause to come out in a squirt

"the boy squirted water at his little sister"

(... is a kind of discharge ) distribute loosely

"He scattered gun powder under the wagon"

(... is a kind of discharge ) discharge or direct or be discharged or directed as if in a continuous stream

"play water from a hose" "The fountains played all day"

(... is a kind of discharge ) discharge in, or as if in, a volley

"the attackers volleyed gunshots at the civilians"

Definition 17: remove the charge from - [verb of contact]

(discharge is a kind of ...) remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

"remove a threat" "remove a wrapper" "Remove the dirty dishes from the table" "take the gun from your pocket" "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"

Definition 18: remove (cargo, people, etc.) from and leave - [verb of contact]

Samples where discharge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • unload the cargo
  • drop off the passengers at the hotel

Synonyms for discharge in the sense of this definition

(discharge is a kind of ...) bring to a destination, make a delivery

"our local super market delivers"

(... is a kind of discharge ) discharge at a wharf

"wharf the passengers"

(... is a kind of discharge ) drop (an object) from the air; unload from a plane or helicopter

Samples where discharge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • discharge one's duties

Synonyms for discharge in the sense of this definition

(discharge is a kind of ...) put in effect

"carry out a task" "execute the decision of the people" "He actioned the operation"

Synonyms for discharge in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of discharge ) deprive of status or authority

"he was divested of his rights and his title" "They disinvested themselves of their rights"

(... is a kind of discharge ) free someone temporarily from his or her obligations

(... is a kind of discharge ) discharge from a group

"The coach cut two players from the team"

(... is a kind of discharge ) free from payment of customs duties, as of a shipment

"Clear the ship and let it dock"

(... is a kind of discharge ) discharge with dishonor, as in the army

(... is a kind of discharge ) grant freedom to

"The students liberated their slaves upon graduating from the university"

(... is a kind of discharge ) free from involvement or entanglement

"How can I disentangle myself from her personal affairs?"

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