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discharge

dis·charge

discharge

 
pronunciation:
dihs charj [or] dIs charj
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part of speech: verb
inflections: discharged, discharges, discharging
definition 1: to remove from a job; to fire.
The manager discharged a worker who was always late.
synonyms:
dismiss, fire
antonyms:
engage, hire
similar words:
bounce, lay off, release, remove
definition 2: to shoot or fire off.
The police officer discharged her weapon.
synonyms:
emit, fire, shoot
antonyms:
absorb
similar words:
eject, empty, explode
derivations: dischargeable (adj.), discharger (n.)
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