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Definition of "discharging" []

  • 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)
  • Present participle of discharge. (verb)

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Use "discharging" in a sentence
  • "Discretion necessarily implies good faith in discharging public duty; there is always a perspective within which a statute is intended to operate; and any clear departure from its lines or objects is just as objectionable as fraud or corruption."
  • "For the past 40 years, and especially for the past 30 years (post Reagan) the US government has been largely asleep in discharging those responsibilities."
  • "Both Jeff Frederick and Eric Rudolph have possessed explosive materials and showed a real glee in discharging them."