1. [ noun ] the sudden giving off of energy
Related terms: happening explosion volcanic_eruption electrical_discharge
2. [ noun ] the act of venting
Synonyms: venting
Related terms: emission vent
3. [ verb ] complete or carry out
Synonyms: complete dispatch

"discharge one's duties"

Related terms: carry_through carry
4. [ verb ] pour forth or release; esp. of liquids
Related terms: spread scatter squirt volley play
5. [ noun ] (biology) any of several bodily processes by which substances go out of the body
Synonyms: expelling emission

"the discharge of pus"

Related terms: bodily_process menstruation elimination ejaculation
6. [ verb ] eliminate, as of bodily substances
Synonyms: release eject expel
Related terms: shed_blood blow emit excrete spew ovulate abort expectorate fester evacuate ejaculate release expulsion
7. [ verb ] remove the charge from
Related terms: charge remove
8. [ noun ] a substance that is emitted or released
Synonyms: emission
Related terms: material vaginal_discharge effluvium transudate rheum exudate
9. [ verb ] free from obligations or duties
Synonyms: free
Related terms: take_over cut divest cashier clear disinvolve liberate liberation dismissal
10. [ noun ] (physics,electricity) electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field
Synonyms: arc spark electric_discharge electric_arc
Related terms: electrical_conduction brush_discharge flashover corona_discharge spark
11. [ verb ] (criminal law) pronounce not guilty of criminal charges
Synonyms: exonerate acquit exculpate clear assoil

"The suspect was cleared of the murder charges"

Related terms: convict pronounce purge vindicate whitewash exoneration clear clearing judge
12. [ verb ] (arms) go off or discharge
Synonyms: fire go_off

"The gun fired"

Related terms: explode fire
13. [ verb ] leave or unload, esp. of passengers or cargo;
Synonyms: drop unload put_down set_down
Related terms: deliver air-drop wharf drop
14. [ verb ] become empty or void of its content
Synonyms: empty

"The room emptied"

Related terms: fill change_state drain empty
15. [ noun ] a formal written statement of relinquishment
Synonyms: waiver release
Related terms: relinquishment exemption release
16. [ verb ] (military) release from military service
Synonyms: muster_out
Related terms: enlist let_go_of deactivate demobilize cannon release
17. [ noun ] the pouring forth of a fluid
Synonyms: run outpouring
Related terms: flow jet escape run
18. [ verb ] (arms) cause to go off
Synonyms: fire

"fire a gun" "fire a bullet"

Related terms: shoot pop loose_off fusillade fire
19. [ noun ] (work) the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)
Synonyms: release firing liberation sack sacking dismission dismissal
Related terms: termination deactivation conge dishonorable_discharge Section_Eight superannuation removal fire free
20. [ noun ] (military,arms) the act of discharging a gun
Synonyms: firing firing_off
Related terms: shooting gun fire
Similar spelling:   discharged