HyperDic: discharge

English > 20 senses of the word discharge:
NOUNeventdischargethe sudden giving off of energy
actdischarge, ventingthe act of venting
substancedischarge, emissiona substance that is emitted / emitted or released
processdischarge, emission, expellingany of several bodily processes by which substances go out of the body
phenomenondischarge, spark, arc, electric arc, electric dischargeelectrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field
eventdischarge, outpouring, runthe pouring forth of a fluid
actdischarge, dismissal, dismission, firing, liberation, release, sack, sackingthe termination of someone's employment / employment (leaving them free to depart)
actdischarge, release, waivera formal written statement of relinquishment
actdischarge, firing, firing offthe act of discharging a gun
VERBsocialdischarge, dispatch, completecomplete or carry out
contactdischargepour forth or release
socialdischarge, freefree from obligations or duties
contactdischargeremove the charge from
competitiondischarge, fire, go offgo off or discharge
communicationdischarge, acquit, assoil, clear, exonerate, exculpatepronounce not guilty of criminal charges
bodydischarge, exhaust, expel, eject, releaseeliminate (a substance)
contactdischarge, drop, drop off, set down, put down, unloadleave or unload
competitiondischarge, firecause to go off
competitiondischarge, muster outrelease from military service
changedischarge, emptybecome empty or void of its content
discharge > pronunciation
Soundsdihschaa'rjh; dih'schaa.rjh
Rhymesbarge ... surcharge: 11 rhymes with aarjh...
English > discharge: 20 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningThe sudden giving off of energy.
Narrowerelectrical dischargeA discharge of electricity
explosion, detonation, blowupA violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reaction
volcanic eruption, eruptionThe sudden occurrence of a violent discharge of steam and volcanic material
Broaderhappening, occurrence, occurrent, natural eventAn event that happens
English > discharge: 20 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of venting.
Broaderemission, emanationThe act of emitting
English > discharge: 20 senses > noun 3, substance
MeaningA substance that is emitted / emitted or released.
NarrowereffluviumA foul-smelling outflow or vapor (especially a gaseous waste)
exudate, exudationA substance that oozes out from plant pores / pores
rheumA watery discharge from the mucous membranes (especially from the eyes or nose)
transudate, transudationA substance that transudes
vaginal dischargeDischarge of secretions from the cervical glands of the vagina
Broadermaterial, stuffThe tangible / tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object
English > discharge: 20 senses > noun 4, process
MeaningAny of several bodily processes by which substances go out of the body.
Example"the discharge of pus"
Synonymsemission, expelling
NarrowerejaculationThe discharge of semen in males
elimination, evacuation, excretion, excreting, voidingThe bodily process of discharging waste matter
menstruation, menses, menstruum, catamenia, period, flowThe monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant women from puberty to menopause
Broaderbodily process, body process, bodily function, activityAn organic process that takes place in the body
Spanisheliminación, expulsión
Catalaneliminació, expulsió
Verbsdischargeeliminate (a substance)
English > discharge: 20 senses > noun 5, phenomenon
Meaningelectrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field.
Synonymsspark, arc, electric arc, electric discharge
Narrowerbrush dischargeDischarge between electrodes creating visible streamers of ionized particles
corona discharge, corona, corposant, St. Elmo's fire, Saint Elmo's fire, Saint Elmo's light, Saint Ulmo's fire, Saint Ulmo's light, electric glowAn electrical discharge accompanied by ionization of surrounding atmosphere
flashoverAn unintended electric discharge (as over or around an insulator)
Broaderelectrical conductionThe passage of electricity through a conductor / conductor
Spanisharco voltaico, chispa, descarga eléctrica
Catalanarc elèctric, arc
English > discharge: 20 senses > noun 6, event
MeaningThe pouring forth of a fluid.
Synonymsoutpouring, run
Narrowerescape, leak, leakage, outflowThe discharge of a fluid from some container
jet, squirt, spurt, spirtThe occurrence of a sudden discharge (as of liquid / liquid)
Broaderflow, flowingThe motion characteristic of fluids (liquids / liquids or gases)
Spanishcaudal, descarga, efusión, vertido
Verbsdischargepour forth or release
English > discharge: 20 senses > noun 7, act
MeaningThe termination of someone's employment / employment (leaving them free to depart).
Synonymsdismissal, dismission, firing, liberation, release, sack, sacking
NarrowerSection EightA discharge from the US Army based on unfitness or character traits deemed undesirable
conge, congeeAn abrupt and unceremonious dismissal
deactivation, inactivationBreaking up a military unit (by transfers or discharges)
dishonorable dischargeA discharge from the armed forces for a grave offense (as sabotage or espionage or cowardice or murder)
honorable dischargeA discharge from the armed forces with a commendable record
removaldismissal from office
superannuationThe act of discharging someone because of age (especially to cause someone to retire from service on a pension)
Broadertermination, ending, conclusionThe act of ending something
Spanishcese, despedida, despido, destitución, liberación
Catalanacomiadament, destitució
Verbsdischargefree from obligations or duties
English > discharge: 20 senses > noun 8, act
MeaningA formal written statement of relinquishment.
Synonymsrelease, waiver
Narrowerexemption, immunity, granting immunityAn act exempting someone
Broaderrelinquishment, relinquishingThe act of giving up and abandoning / abandoning a struggle / struggle / struggle or task etc.
Spanishabdicación, despido, renuncia
Catalanexempció, renúncia
Verbsdischargerelease from military service
English > discharge: 20 senses > noun 9, act
MeaningThe act of discharging a gun.
Synonymsfiring, firing off
NarrowergunThe discharge of a firearm as signal or as a salute in military ... / military ceremonies
Broadershooting, shotThe act of firing a projectile
Verbsdischargecause to go off
dischargego off or discharge
dischargeremove the charge from
English > discharge: 20 senses > verb 1, social
Meaningcomplete or carry out.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"discharge one's duties"
Synonymsdispatch, complete
Broadercarry through, accomplish, execute, carry out, action, fulfill, fulfilput in effect
Spanishcompletar, cumplir, despachar
English > discharge: 20 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaningpour forth or release.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"discharge liquids"
NarrowerplayDischarge or direct or be discharged or directed as if in a continuous stream
scatter, sprinkle, dot, dust, disperseDistribute loosely
squirt, force out, squeeze out, ejectCause to come out in a squirt
volleyDischarge in, or as if in, a volley
Broaderspread, distributeDistribute or disperse widely
Spanishdescargar, echar
Catalanabocar, descarregar
Nounsdischargethe pouring forth of a fluid
English > discharge: 20 senses > verb 3, social
MeaningFree from obligations or duties.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
NarrowercashierDischarge with dishonor, as in the army
clearFree from payment of customs duties, as of a shipment
cutDischarge from a group
disinvolve, disembroil, disentangleFree from involvement or entanglement
divest, disinvestdeprive of status or authority
liberate, set freegrant freedom to
take over, relieveFree someone temporarily from his or her obligations
Spanishdescargar, liberar
Catalanalliberar, descarregar
Nounsdischargethe termination of someone's employment / employment (leaving them free to depart)
English > discharge: 20 senses > verb 4, contact
MeaningRemove the charge from.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Broaderremove, take, take away, withdrawRemove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
OppositechargeFill or load to capacity
Nounsdischargethe act of discharging a gun
English > discharge: 20 senses > verb 5, competition
Meaninggo off or discharge.
PatternSomething ----s
Synonymsfire, go off
Caused byfire, dischargeCause to go off
Spanishdescargar, disparar
Catalandescarregar, disparar, fer foc
Nounsdischargethe act of discharging a gun
English > discharge: 20 senses > verb 6, communication
Meaningpronounce not guilty of criminal charges.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody of something
ModelThey want to discharge the prisoners
Synonymsacquit, assoil, clear, exonerate, exculpate
Entailsevaluate, pass judgment, judgeform a critical opinion of
NarrowerpurgeClear of a charge
vindicateClear of accusation, blame, suspicion, or doubt with supporting proof
whitewashexonerate by means of a perfunctory investigation or through biased presentation of data
Broaderpronounce, label, judgepronounce judgment on
OppositeconvictFind or declare guilty
Spanishabsolver, descargar, exculpar, exonerar
Catalandescarregar, exculpar, exonerar
English > discharge: 20 senses > verb 7, body
MeaningEliminate (a substance).
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsexhaust, expel, eject, release
Narrowerabortterminate a pregnancy by undergoing an abortion
blowFree of obstruction by blowing air through
ejaculateEject semen
emit, breathe, pass offExpel (gases or odors)
excrete, egest, eliminate, passEliminate from the body
expectorate, cough up, cough out, spit up, spit outDischarge (phlegm or sputum) from the lungs and out of the mouth
fester, maturate, suppurateripen and generate pus
ovulateproduce and discharge eggs
shed blood, bleed, hemorrhageLose blood from one's body
spew, spew out, eructEject or send out in large quantities, also metaphorical
Spanishexpeler, expulsar
Catalanexpel·lir, expulsar
Nounsdischargeany of several bodily processes by which substances go out of the body
English > discharge: 20 senses > verb 8, contact
MeaningLeave or unload.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody PP; Somebody ----s something PP
Synonymsdrop, drop off, set down, put down, unload
Narrowerair-dropDrop (an object) from the air
wharfDischarge at a wharf
BroaderdeliverBring to a destination, make a delivery
Spanishdejar, descargar
Catalandeixar, descarregar
English > discharge: 20 senses > verb 9, competition
MeaningCause to go off.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Cause tofire, discharge, go offgo off or discharge
Entailed bytriggerRelease or pull the trigger on
Narrowerblast, shootFire a shot
fusilladeattack with fusillade
loose off, let fly, let drivefire as from a gun
popfire a weapon with a loud explosive noise
Spanishdescargar, despedir, disparar, echar
Catalandescarregar, disparar, fer foc, fer fora
Nounsdischargethe act of discharging a gun
English > discharge: 20 senses > verb 10, competition
MeaningRelease from military service.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Synonymmuster out
Narrowercannonfire a cannon
deactivateRemove from active military status or reassign
demobilize, demobilise, demobRetire from military service
demobilize, inactivate, demobiliseRelease from military service or remove from the active list of military service
Broaderlet go of, let go, release, relinquishRelease, as from one's grip
Oppositeenlist, draft, muster inEngage somebody to enter the army
Spanishdar de baja, descargar, sacar de filas
Nounsdischargea formal written statement of relinquishment
English > discharge: 20 senses > verb 11, change
MeaningBecome empty or void of its content.
PatternSomething ----s
Caused byemptymake void or empty of contents
Narrowerflow away, flow offflow off or away gradually
Broaderchange state, turnUndergo a transformation or a change of position or action
Oppositefill, fill upBecome full
Spanishdesalojar, descargarse, descargar, desocupar, vaciar
Catalanbuidar, desallotjar, descarregar-se, descarregar, desocupar

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