- to release (a defendant, especially one under confinement).
- to release (a bankrupt) from former debts.
- to cancel (a contract).
- to release (bail).
- an acquittal or exoneration.
- an annulment, as of a court order.
- the freeing of one held under legal process.
- the separation of a person from military service.
- a certificate of such separation.
- the removal or transference of an electric charge, as by the conversion of chemical energy to electrical energy.
- the equalization of a difference of potential, as between two terminals.
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How to use discharge in a sentence
Instead, lithium ions increasingly fail to find their way back into their slots in the crystal during battery discharge.New “targeted healing” approach rejuvenates run-down battery materials|Scott K. Johnson|November 19, 2020|Ars Technica
This certificate provides information about the circumstances of the discharge or release.Eight reasons COVID-19 has hit veterans particularly hard|By Jamie Rowen/The Conversation|November 11, 2020|Popular-Science
Every living organism sheds DNA, whether in body cells like skin cells or in discharges like urine and feces.Scientists are tracking down deep sea creatures with free-floating DNA|Kat Eschner|November 5, 2020|Popular-Science
Medicare counts as a readmission any of those patients who ended up back in any hospital within 30 days of discharge, except for planned returns like a second phase of surgery.Medicare will fine half of U.S. hospitals for readmitting too many patients pre-COVID|lbelanger225|November 2, 2020|Fortune
If you have multiple felony convictions and were incarcerated, you must wait two years from your date of absolute discharge to apply for your rights to be restored.The road to restoration: reclaiming your rights as a once-convicted felon|Truthbetold|November 1, 2020|TruthBeTold.news
It was the very day her father, Solomon, was discharged from the ETU.
He enlisted in the Navy in 2001 but was dishonorably discharged for misconduct two years later, according to CNN.Lone Wolves, Terrorist Runts, and the Stray Dogs of ISIS|Jacob Siegel|October 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He asked her and other survivors who were being discharged to leave everything else behind.‘Her Survival Was a Miracle’: The 6-Year-Old Who Beat Ebola|Wade C.L. Williams|October 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Just last week, it was reported that the 44-year-old Hunter was discharged from the Navy after testing positive for cocaine.Where There’s Trouble, You’ll Usually Find Joe Biden|Lloyd Green|October 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Peters joined the Navy Reserve in 1993 and was honorably discharged in 2008, the year he was elected to Congress.The (Sloppy) Swift-Boating of Michigan Democrat Gary Peters|Tim Mak|October 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Arrived at the dépôt, I discharged my porter, sat down and waited for the place to open, with ample leisure for reflection.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
The second barrel was discharged with no better result, except that a splinter of its horn was knocked off.Hunting the Lions|R.M. Ballantyne
His duties as Pipe-master, Hennemann discharged with great fidelity; yea, even with genuine fanatical zeal.
Much of the haste and irritation which had previously led to blows discharged itself in a good-natured sneeze.
About half a pound on the inch was lost in the vacuum, the discharged water being 130 of heat instead of 100.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2)|Francis Trevithick
British Dictionary definitions for discharge
- to lose or remove electric charge
- to form an arc, spark, or corona in a gas
- to take or supply electrical current from a cell or battery
- to spread (weight) evenly over a supporting member
- to relieve a member of (excess weight) by distribution of pressure
- dismissal or release from an office, job, institution, etc
- the document certifying such release
- the act of firing a projectile
- the volley, bullet, missile, etc, fired
- a release, as of a person held under legal restraint
- an annulment, as of a court order
- the act or process of removing or losing charge or of equalizing a potential difference
- a transient or continuous conduction of electricity through a gas by the formation and movement of electrons and ions in an applied electric field
- the volume of fluid flowing along a pipe or a channel in unit time
- the output rate of a plant or piece of machinery, such as a pump