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discharge

[ verb dis-chahrj; noun dis-chahrj, dis-chahrj ]
/ verb d瑟s藞t蕛蓱rd蕭; noun 藞d瑟s t蕛蓱rd蕭, d瑟s藞t蕛蓱rd蕭 /
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Origin of discharge

1300鈥50; Middle English deschargen<Anglo-French descharger,Old French <Late Latin discarric膩re, equivalent to dis-dis-1 + carric膩re to load; see charge

synonym study for discharge

6. See release. 7. See perform.

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British Dictionary definitions for discharge

discharge

verb (d瑟s藞t蕛蓱藧d蕭)
noun (藞d瑟st蕛蓱藧d蕭, d瑟s藞t蕛蓱藧d蕭)

Derived forms of discharge

dischargeable, adjectivedischarger, noun
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Medical definitions for discharge

discharge
[ d沫s-ch盲rj ]

v.
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.
n.
The act of releasing, emitting, or secreting.
A substance that is excreted or secreted.
The generation of an electrical impulse by a neuron.
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Scientific definitions for discharge

discharge
[ d沫s-ch盲rj ]

Noun
The conversion of chemical energy to electric energy within a storage battery.
A flow of electricity in a dielectric, especially in a rarefied gas.
A flowing out or pouring forth, as of a bodily fluid; emission or secretion.
A substance or material that is released, emitted, or excreted, especially from the body.
Verb
To undergo or cause the release of stored energy or electric charge, as from a battery or capacitor.
To release, emit, or excrete a substance, especially from the body.
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