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Definition of "discharges" []

  • To release or allow to go (verb)
  • To dismiss from or relieve of duty, office, employment, etc (verb)
  • To fire or be fired, as a gun (verb)
  • To pour forth or cause to pour forth (verb)
  • To remove (the cargo) from (a boat, etc); unload (verb)
  • To perform (the duties of) or meet (the demands of an office, obligation, etc) (verb)
  • To relieve oneself of (a responsibility, debt, etc) (verb)
  • To lose or remove electric charge (verb)
  • To form an arc, spark, or corona in a gas (verb)
  • To take or supply electrical current from a cell or battery (verb)
  • To release (a prisoner from custody, etc) (verb)
  • To remove dye from (a fabric), as by bleaching (verb)
  • (of a dye or colour) to blur or run (verb)
  • To spread (weight) evenly over a supporting member (verb)
  • To relieve a member of (excess weight) by distribution of pressure (verb)
  • A person or thing that is discharged (noun)
  • Dismissal or release from an office, job, institution, etc (noun)
  • The document certifying such release (noun)
  • The fulfilment of an obligation or release from a responsibility or liability (noun)
  • The act of removing a load, as of cargo (noun)
  • A pouring forth of a fluid; emission (noun)
  • The act of firing a projectile (noun)
  • The volley, bullet, missile, etc, fired (noun)
  • A release, as of a person held under legal restraint (noun)
  • An annulment, as of a court order (noun)
  • The act or process of removing or losing charge or of equalizing a potential difference (noun)
  • A transient or continuous conduction of electricity through a gas by the formation and movement of electrons and ions in an applied electric field (noun)
  • The volume of fluid flowing along a pipe or a channel in unit time (noun)
  • The output rate of a plant or piece of machinery, such as a pump (noun)
  • Plural form of discharge. (noun)

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  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of discharge. (verb)

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Use "discharges" in a sentence
  • "Iraq war resisters [17] seeking permanent residence status in Canada are another group of individuals and families facing impending deportation back to the United States in the coming months, where they face military court marshals and less-than honourable discharges from the U.S. military for their conscientious objections to being deployed to Iraq."
  • "He received two other-than-honorable discharges from the military."
  • "If an electric discharge was capable of operating a coherer across three thousand miles of ocean, then, certainly, the electric discharges from the wireless station four hundred feet away could produce coherer effects on the bad joints in the vat-wiring."
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