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Definition of "discharge" []

  • To relieve of a burden or of contents; unload. (verb-transitive)
  • To unload or empty (contents). (verb-transitive)
  • To release, as from confinement, care, or duty: discharge a patient; discharge a soldier. (verb-transitive)
  • To let go; empty out: a train discharging commuters. (verb-transitive)
  • To pour forth; emit: a vent discharging steam. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "discharge" in a sentence
  • "Records Center to black out specific blocks of text regarding the nature/reason for Mr. KENT†™ s discharge from the US Navy, and any speculation on my part as to the nature of that discharge is inappropriate without additional information."
  • "The agency that would change his discharge is the US Army Discharge"
  • "Those are truly happy whom Christ doth not condemn, for his discharge is a sufficient answer to all other challenges; they are all coram non judice -- before an unauthorized judge. (b.)"