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discharge [1].


Pronunciation: \dis-'charj\




1 : to allow to leave or get off <The patient was discharged from the hospital.>

2 : to dismiss from service <discharge a worker>

3 : to free of a load or burden : unload <discharge a ship>

4 : [sup.1]shoot 2 <discharge a gun>

5 : to cause to shoot out of <discharge a bullet>

6 : to pour forth fluid or other contents <The chimney discharged smoke.>

7 : to get rid of by paying or doing <discharge a debt> <He discharged his responsibilities.>

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