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discharge

dis·charge

discharge

 
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
pronunciation: dihs charj [or] dIs charj
inflections: discharged, discharges, discharging
definition 1: to shoot or fire off.
They discharged a cannon at the fort.
synonyms:
emit, fire, shoot
antonyms:
absorb
similar words:
detonate, eject, empty, expel, explode, gun, launch, trigger, vent, void
definition 2: to unload, empty, or release.
The ship discharged its catch of fish.The factory discharged smoke into the air.
synonyms:
empty, unload
antonyms:
load
similar words:
release, remove
definition 3: to fire or dismiss.
He was discharged from his job at the bank.
synonyms:
dismiss, fire
antonyms:
engage, hire, recruit
similar words:
bounce, can, oust, release, remove, sack
definition 4: to release from a place, such as a prison or hospital.
You may not leave until you are discharged.
synonyms:
dismiss, release
antonyms:
admit, confine, hospitalize, imprison
similar words:
free, liberate
 
part of speech: noun
pronunciation: dIs charj
definition 1: the act of firing a weapon.
He heard the discharge of a gun.
synonyms:
detonation, firing, shot
similar words:
pop, volley
definition 2: a release from duty.
She got a discharge from the army.
similar words:
release
derivations: dischargeable (adj.), discharger (n.)
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