These served the double purpose of letting in light and discharging arrows through them.
Two other guns were now discharging shot and shell from the port-bow.
Against his head a dozen teachers are discharging round after round of information.
We are discharging by you a duty we owe to the parent country.
Charging and discharging (including checking off done at same desk) done by same assistant except in a rush hour.
They were discharging at once a political and an industrial function.
Judicial officers are shielded by this rule while discharging their duties.
This was said with an air as if she were discharging an unwelcome duty, so that I might not feel neglected.
The pump is discharging five and a half pints of water per second, that is 5.5 pounds, and it raises this water 10 feet.
Quickly he demonstrated the machine, charging it, and then discharging it.
early 14c., "to exempt, exonerate, release," from Old French deschargier (12c., Modern French décharger) "to unload, discharge," from Late Latin discarricare, from dis- "do the opposite of" (see dis-) + carricare "load" (see charge (v.)).
Meaning "to unload, to free from" is late 14c. Of weapons, from 1550s. The electrical sense is first attested 1748. Meaning "to fulfill, to perform one's duties" is from c.1400. Related: Discharged; discharging.
late 14c., "relief from misfortune," see discharge (v.). Meaning "release from work or duty" is from early 15c.
discharge dis·charge (dĭs-chärj')
v. dis·charged, dis·charg·ing, dis·charg·es
To emit a substance, as by excretion or secretion.
To release a patient from custody or care.
To generate an electrical impulse. Used of a neuron.
The act of releasing, emitting, or secreting.
A substance that is excreted or secreted.
The generation of an electrical impulse by a neuron.