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dis·charge

 (dĭs-chärj′)
v. dis·charged, dis·charg·ing, dis·charg·es
v.tr.
1.
a. To release, as from confinement, care, or duty: discharge a patient; discharge a soldier.
b. To let go; empty out: a train discharging commuters.
c. To pour forth; emit: a vent discharging steam.
d. To shoot: discharge a pistol.
2. To remove from office or employment. See Synonyms at dismiss.
3. To perform the obligations or demands of (an office, duty, or task).
4. To comply with the terms of (a debt or promise, for example).
5. Law To release from debt, as in bankruptcy.
6. To remove (color) from cloth, as by chemical bleaching.
7. Electricity To cause the release of stored energy or electric charge from (a battery, for example).
8. Architecture
a. To apportion (weight) evenly, as over a door.
b. To relieve (a part) of excess weight by distribution of pressure.
9. To clear the record of the loan of (a returned library book).
10.
a. To relieve (a ship, for example) of a burden or of contents; unload.
b. To unload or empty (contents).
v.intr.
1.
a. To go off; fire: The musket discharged loudly.
b. To pour forth, emit, or release contents.
c. To become blurred, as a color or dye; run.
2. To undergo the release of stored energy or electric charge.
3. To get rid of a burden, load, or weight.
n. (dĭs′chärj′, dĭs-chärj′)
1. The act of shooting or firing a projectile or weapon.
2.
a. A flowing out or pouring forth; emission; secretion: a discharge of pus.
b. The amount or rate of emission or ejection.
c. Something that is discharged, released, emitted, or excreted: a watery discharge.
3. The act or an instance of removing an obligation, burden, or responsibility.
4.
a. Fulfillment of the terms of something, such as a debt or promise.
b. Performance, as of an office or duty.
5.
a. Dismissal or release from employment, service, care, or confinement.
b. An official document certifying such release, especially from military service.
6. Electricity
a. Release of stored energy in a capacitor by the flow of current between its terminals.
b. Conversion of chemical energy to electric energy in a storage battery.
c. A flow of electricity in a dielectric, especially in a rarefied gas.
d. Elimination of net electric charge from a charged body.
7. The act of removing a load or burden.

[Middle English dischargen, from Old French deschargier, from Vulgar Latin *discarricāre, to unload : Latin dis-, dis- + Latin carricāre, to load; see charge.]

dis·charge′a·ble adj.
dis′charg·ee′ n.
dis·charg′er n.

discharge

vb
1. (tr) to release or allow to go: the hospital discharged the patient.
2. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) (tr) to dismiss from or relieve of duty, office, employment, etc
3. (Military) (tr) to dismiss from or relieve of duty, office, employment, etc
4. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) to fire or be fired, as a gun
5. to pour forth or cause to pour forth: the boil discharges pus.
6. (Nautical Terms) (tr) to remove (the cargo) from (a boat, etc); unload
7. (tr) to perform (the duties of) or meet (the demands of an office, obligation, etc): he discharged his responsibilities as mayor.
8. (tr) to relieve oneself of (a responsibility, debt, etc)
9. (General Physics) (intr) physics
a. to lose or remove electric charge
b. to form an arc, spark, or corona in a gas
c. to take or supply electrical current from a cell or battery
10. (Law) (tr) law to release (a prisoner from custody, etc)
11. (Dyeing) (tr) to remove dye from (a fabric), as by bleaching
12. (Dyeing) (intr) (of a dye or colour) to blur or run
13. (Civil Engineering) (tr) architect
a. to spread (weight) evenly over a supporting member
b. to relieve a member of (excess weight) by distribution of pressure
n
14. a person or thing that is discharged
15. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms)
a. dismissal or release from an office, job, institution, etc
b. the document certifying such release
16. (Military)
a. dismissal or release from an office, job, institution, etc
b. the document certifying such release
17. the fulfilment of an obligation or release from a responsibility or liability: honourable discharge.
18. (Nautical Terms) the act of removing a load, as of cargo
19. a pouring forth of a fluid; emission
20. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery)
a. the act of firing a projectile
b. the volley, bullet, missile, etc, fired
21. (Law) law
a. a release, as of a person held under legal restraint
b. an annulment, as of a court order
22. (General Physics) physics
a. the act or process of removing or losing charge or of equalizing a potential difference
b. a transient or continuous conduction of electricity through a gas by the formation and movement of electrons and ions in an applied electric field
(General Physics) the volume of fluid flowing along a pipe or a channel in unit time
disˈchargeable adj
disˈcharger n

dis•charge

(v. dɪsˈtʃɑrdʒ; n. ˈdɪs tʃɑrdʒ, dɪsˈtʃɑrdʒ)

v. -charged, -charg•ing,
n. v.t.
1. to relieve of a charge or load; unload: to discharge a ship.
2. to remove or send forth: They discharged the cargo at New York.
3. to fire or shoot (a firearm or missile).
4. to pour forth; emit: to discharge oil.
5. to relieve oneself of (an obligation, burden, etc.).
6. to relieve of obligation, responsibility, etc.
7. to fulfill, perform, or execute (a duty, function, etc.).
8. to relieve or deprive of office, employment, etc.; dismiss from service.
9. to release, send away, or allow to go (often fol. by from): They discharged him from prison.
10. to pay (a debt).
11. Law.
a. to release (a defendant, esp. one under confinement).
b. to release (a bankrupt) from former debts.
c. to cancel (a contract).
12. to order (a legislative committee) to cease further consideration of a bill so that it can be voted on.
13. to rid (a battery, capacitor, etc.) of a charge of electricity.
14. to release or remove (dye or color) from a textile, as by chemical bleaching.
v.i.
15. to get rid of a burden or load.
16. to deliver a charge or load.
17. to pour forth.
18. to go off or fire, as a firearm or missile.
19. to blur or run, as a color or dye.
20. to lose or give up a charge of electricity.
n.
21. the act of discharging a ship, load, etc.
22. the act of firing a weapon, as a gun, by exploding the charge of powder.
23. a sending or coming forth, as of water from a pipe; ejection; emission.
24. the rate or amount of such issue.
25. something sent forth or emitted.
26. a relieving, ridding, or getting rid of something of the nature of a charge.
27. Law.
a. an acquittal or exoneration.
b. an annulment, as of a court order.
c. the freeing of one held under legal process.
28. a relieving or being relieved of obligation or liability; fulfillment of an obligation.
29. the payment of a debt.
30. a release or dismissal, as from prison, an office, or employment.
31. a certificate of such a release or a certificate of release from obligation or liability.
32.
a. the separation of a person from military service.
b. a certificate of such separation.
33.
a. the removal or transference of an electric charge, as by the conversion of chemical energy to electrical energy.
b. the equalization of a difference of potential, as between two terminals.
[1300–50; Middle English deschargen < Anglo-French descharger, Old French < Late Latin discarricāre=dis- dis-1 + carricāre to load; see charge]
dis•charge′a•ble, adj.
dis•charg′er, n.
syn: See release.

discharge


Past participle: discharged
Gerund: discharging

Imperative
discharge
discharge
Present
I discharge
you discharge
he/she/it discharges
we discharge
you discharge
they discharge
Preterite
I discharged
you discharged
he/she/it discharged
we discharged
you discharged
they discharged
Present Continuous
I am discharging
you are discharging
he/she/it is discharging
we are discharging
you are discharging
they are discharging
Present Perfect
I have discharged
you have discharged
he/she/it has discharged
we have discharged
you have discharged
they have discharged
Past Continuous
I was discharging
you were discharging
he/she/it was discharging
we were discharging
you were discharging
they were discharging
Past Perfect
I had discharged
you had discharged
he/she/it had discharged
we had discharged
you had discharged
they had discharged
Future
I will discharge
you will discharge
he/she/it will discharge
we will discharge
you will discharge
they will discharge
Future Perfect
I will have discharged
you will have discharged
he/she/it will have discharged
we will have discharged
you will have discharged
they will have discharged
Future Continuous
I will be discharging
you will be discharging
he/she/it will be discharging
we will be discharging
you will be discharging
they will be discharging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been discharging
you have been discharging
he/she/it has been discharging
we have been discharging
you have been discharging
they have been discharging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been discharging
you will have been discharging
he/she/it will have been discharging
we will have been discharging
you will have been discharging
they will have been discharging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been discharging
you had been discharging
he/she/it had been discharging
we had been discharging
you had been discharging
they had been discharging
Conditional
I would discharge
you would discharge
he/she/it would discharge
we would discharge
you would discharge
they would discharge
Past Conditional
I would have discharged
you would have discharged
he/she/it would have discharged
we would have discharged
you would have discharged
they would have discharged
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.discharge - the sudden giving off of energydischarge - the sudden giving off of energy  
happening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent - an event that happens
electrical discharge - a discharge of electricity
blowup, detonation, explosion - a violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reaction
eruption, volcanic eruption - the sudden occurrence of a violent discharge of steam and volcanic material
2.discharge - the act of venting
emission, emanation - the act of emitting; causing to flow forth
3.discharge - a substance that is emitted or released
material, stuff - the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object; "coal is a hard black material"; "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread"
exudate, exudation - a substance that oozes out from plant pores
transudate, transudation - a substance that transudes
effluvium - a foul-smelling outflow or vapor (especially a gaseous waste)
rheum - a watery discharge from the mucous membranes (especially from the eyes or nose)
vaginal discharge - discharge of secretions from the cervical glands of the vagina; normally clear or white
4.discharge - any of several bodily processes by which substances go out of the body; "the discharge of pus"
bodily function, bodily process, body process, activity - an organic process that takes place in the body; "respiratory activity"
ejaculation - the discharge of semen in males
excreting, excretion, voiding, elimination, evacuation - the bodily process of discharging waste matter
menses, menstruation, catamenia, menstruum, period, flow - the monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant women from puberty to menopause; "the women were sickly and subject to excessive menstruation"; "a woman does not take the gout unless her menses be stopped"--Hippocrates; "the semen begins to appear in males and to be emitted at the same time of life that the catamenia begin to flow in females"--Aristotle
5.discharge - electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric fielddischarge - electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field
brush discharge - discharge between electrodes creating visible streamers of ionized particles
corona discharge, corposant, electric glow, Saint Elmo's fire, Saint Elmo's light, Saint Ulmo's fire, Saint Ulmo's light, St. Elmo's fire, corona - an electrical discharge accompanied by ionization of surrounding atmosphere
flashover - an unintended electric discharge (as over or around an insulator)
electrical conduction - the passage of electricity through a conductor
6.discharge - the pouring forth of a fluid
flow, flowing - the motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases)
spirt, spurt, squirt, jet - the occurrence of a sudden discharge (as of liquid)
leakage, outflow, leak, escape - the discharge of a fluid from some container; "they tried to stop the escape of gas from the damaged pipe"; "he had to clean up the leak"
7.discharge - the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)
superannuation - the act of discharging someone because of age (especially to cause someone to retire from service on a pension)
ending, termination, conclusion - the act of ending something; "the termination of the agreement"
conge, congee - an abrupt and unceremonious dismissal
removal - dismissal from office
deactivation, inactivation - breaking up a military unit (by transfers or discharges)
honorable discharge - a discharge from the armed forces with a commendable record
dishonorable discharge - a discharge from the armed forces for a grave offense (as sabotage or espionage or cowardice or murder)
Section Eight - a discharge from the US Army based on unfitness or character traits deemed undesirable
8.discharge - a formal written statement of relinquishment
relinquishing, relinquishment - the act of giving up and abandoning a struggle or task etc.
granting immunity, exemption, immunity - an act exempting someone; "he was granted immunity from prosecution"
9.discharge - the act of discharging a gun
shooting, shot - the act of firing a projectile; "his shooting was slow but accurate"
gun - the discharge of a firearm as signal or as a salute in military ceremonies; "two runners started before the gun"; "a twenty gun salute"
Verb1.discharge - complete or carry out; "discharge one's duties"
accomplish, carry out, carry through, fulfil, fulfill, action, execute - put in effect; "carry out a task"; "execute the decision of the people"; "He actioned the operation"
2.discharge - pour forth or release; "discharge liquids"
squirt, eject, force out, squeeze out - cause to come out in a squirt; "the boy squirted water at his little sister"
disperse, sprinkle, dot, scatter, dust - distribute loosely; "He scattered gun powder under the wagon"
play - discharge or direct or be discharged or directed as if in a continuous stream; "play water from a hose"; "The fountains played all day"
volley - discharge in, or as if in, a volley; "the attackers volleyed gunshots at the civilians"
spread, distribute - distribute or disperse widely; "The invaders spread their language all over the country"
3.discharge - free from obligations or duties
disinvest, divest - deprive of status or authority; "he was divested of his rights and his title"; "They disinvested themselves of their rights"
relieve, take over - free someone temporarily from his or her obligations
cut - discharge from a group; "The coach cut two players from the team"
clear - free from payment of customs duties, as of a shipment; "Clear the ship and let it dock"
cashier - discharge with dishonor, as in the army
set free, liberate - grant freedom to; "The students liberated their slaves upon graduating from the university"
disembroil, disinvolve, disentangle - free from involvement or entanglement; "How can I disentangle myself from her personal affairs?"
4.discharge - remove the charge from
remove, take away, withdraw, take - remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"
charge - fill or load to capacity; "charge the wagon with hay"
5.discharge - go off or discharge; "The gun fired"
6.discharge - pronounce not guilty of criminal chargesdischarge - pronounce not guilty of criminal charges; "The suspect was cleared of the murder charges"
vindicate - clear of accusation, blame, suspicion, or doubt with supporting proof; "You must vindicate yourself and fight this libel"
whitewash - exonerate by means of a perfunctory investigation or through biased presentation of data
purge - clear of a charge
pronounce, label, judge - pronounce judgment on; "They labeled him unfit to work here"
7.discharge - eliminate (a substance); "combustion products are exhausted in the engine"; "the plant releases a gas"
cough out, cough up, expectorate, spit up, spit out - discharge (phlegm or sputum) from the lungs and out of the mouth
blow - free of obstruction by blowing air through; "blow one's nose"
ejaculate - eject semen
abort - terminate a pregnancy by undergoing an abortion
ovulate - produce and discharge eggs; "women ovulate about once every month"
egest, excrete, eliminate, pass - eliminate from the body; "Pass a kidney stone"
bleed, hemorrhage, shed blood - lose blood from one's body
eruct, spew out, spew - eject or send out in large quantities, also metaphorical; "the volcano spews out molten rocks every day"; "The editors of the paper spew out hostile articles about the Presidential candidate"
fester, suppurate, maturate - ripen and generate pus; "her wounds are festering"
emit, pass off, breathe - expel (gases or odors)
8.discharge - leave or unload; "unload the cargo"; "drop off the passengers at the hotel"
deliver - bring to a destination, make a delivery; "our local super market delivers"
wharf - discharge at a wharf; "wharf the passengers"
air-drop - drop (an object) from the air; unload from a plane or helicopter
9.discharge - cause to go off; "fire a gun"; "fire a bullet"
pop - fire a weapon with a loud explosive noise; "The soldiers were popping"
let drive, let fly, loose off - fire as from a gun; "The soldiers let drive their bullets"
shoot, blast - fire a shot; "the gunman blasted away"
fusillade - attack with fusillade
10.discharge - release from military service
deactivate - remove from active military status or reassign; "The men were deactivated after five years of service"
demob, demobilise, demobilize - retire from military service
demobilise, demobilize, inactivate - release from military service or remove from the active list of military service
cannon - fire a cannon
let go, let go of, release, relinquish - release, as from one's grip; "Let go of the door handle, please!"; "relinquish your grip on the rope--you won't fall"
muster in, draft, enlist - engage somebody to enter the army
11.discharge - become empty or void of its content; "The room emptied"
change state, turn - undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"
flow away, flow off - flow off or away gradually; "The water flowed off from the pipe"

discharge

verb
1. release, free, clear, liberate, pardon, let go, acquit, allow to go, set free, exonerate, absolve You are being discharged on medical grounds.
2. dismiss, sack (informal), fire (informal), remove, expel, discard, oust, eject, cashier, give (someone) the boot (slang), give (someone) the sack (informal), give someone his or her P45 (informal) the regulation that gay people should be discharged from the military
3. carry out, perform, fulfil, accomplish, do, effect, realize, observe, implement, execute, carry through the quiet competence with which he discharged his many duties
4. pay, meet, clear, settle, square (up), honour, satisfy, relieve, liquidate The goods will be sold in order to discharge the debt.
5. pour forth, release, empty, leak, emit, dispense, void, gush, ooze, exude, give off, excrete, disembogue The resulting salty water will be discharged at sea.
6. fire, shoot, set off, explode, activate, let off, detonate, let loose (informal) He was tried for unlawfully and dangerously discharging a weapon.
noun
1. release, liberation, clearance, pardon, acquittal, remittance, exoneration The doctors began to discuss his discharge from hospital.
2. dismissal, notice, removal, the boot (slang), expulsion, the sack (informal), the push (slang), marching orders (informal), ejection, demobilization, kiss-off (slang, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), the bum's rush (slang), the (old) heave-ho (informal), the order of the boot (slang), congé, your books or cards (informal) They face receiving a dishonourable discharge from the Army.
3. emission, flow, ooze, secretion, excretion, pus, seepage, suppuration They develop a fever and a watery discharge from the eyes.
4. firing, report, shot, blast, burst, explosion, discharging, volley, salvo, detonation, fusillade Where firearms are kept at home, the risk of accidental discharge is high.
5. carrying out, performance, achievement, execution, accomplishment, fulfilment, observance free of any influence which might affect the discharge of his duties

discharge

verb
1. To remove the cargo or load from:
2. To set at liberty:
Slang: spring.
Idiom: let loose.
3. To release from military duty:
4. To free from an obligation or duty:
5. To pass or pour out:
6. To end the employment or service of:
Informal: ax, fire, pink-slip.
Slang: boot, bounce, can, sack.
Idioms: give someone his or her walking papers, give someone the ax, give someone the gate, give someone the pink slip, let go, show someone the door.
7. To carry out the functions, requirements, or terms of:
Idiom: live up to.
8. To set right by giving what is due:
noun
1. The act of beginning and carrying through to completion:
2. The act of dismissing or the condition of being dismissed from employment:
Informal: ax.
Slang: boot, bounce, sack.
Translations
إخْراج القَيْح من الجُرْحيُؤَدّي واجِبايُخْرِجُ، يَخْرُجُيُسَدِّدُ دَيْنايَصْرِف من الخِدْمَه
propuštěnípropustitvykonatvylévat sevypálit
affyrebetalehjemsendehjemsendelseindfri
elbocsátelsütfolyáskiömlésmunkahelyről elbocsát
greiîahleypa afhleypa útinna af hendilausn; framkvæmd
atlikimasdemobilizuotiišleidimasišleistiiššauti
atbrīvošanaatbrīvotatlaistdemobilizēšanademobilizēt
výtokzhostiť sa
odpustodpustiti
akıntıateş etmekateşlemekborçtan kurtulmakcerehat

discharge

A. [ˈdɪstʃɑːdʒ] N
1. [of cargo] → descarga f; [of gun] → descarga f, disparo m
2. (= release) [of patient] → alta f; [of prisoner] → liberación f, puesta f en libertad; [of bankrupt] → rehabilitación f
he got his discharge (Mil) → lo licenciaron
3. (= dismissal) [of worker] → despido m (Mil) → baja f
4. (= emission) (Elec) → descarga f; [of liquid, waste] → vertido m; [of gas, chemicals] → emisión f (Med) (from wound) → secreción f, supuración f; (from vagina) → flujo m vaginal
5. (= completion) [of duty] → ejercicio m, cumplimiento m
B. [dɪsˈtʃɑːdʒ] VT
1. (= unload) [+ ship, cargo] → descargar
2. (= fire) [+ gun] → descargar, disparar; [+ shot] → hacer; [+ arrow] → disparar
3. (= release) [+ patient] → dar de alta, dar el alta a; [+ prisoner] → liberar, poner en libertad; [+ bankrupt] → rehabilitar
they discharged him from hospital on Mondayle dieron de or el alta el lunes
4. (= dismiss) [+ employee] → despedir; [+ soldier] → dar de baja del ejército
5. (= emit) [+ liquid, waste] → verter; [+ gas, chemicals] → emitir (Med) [+ pus] → segregar, supurar
6. (= settle) [+ debt] → saldar
7. (= complete) [+ task, duty] → cumplir
C. [dɪsˈtʃɑːdʒ] VI [river] → desembocar (into en) [battery] → decargarse; [wound, sore] → supurar

discharge

[dɪsˈtʃɑːrdʒ]
vt
(= carry out) [+ duties] → s'acquitter de; [+ responsibilities] → exercer
(= settle) [+ debt] → s'acquitter de, régler
[+ sewage, water] → déverser; [+ waste] → décharger; [+ electricity] → émettre
[+ patient] → laisser sortir
to discharge o.s. [patient] → signer sa décharge
(= dismiss) [+ employee] → congédier, licencier; [+ soldier] → libérer
[+ defendant] → relaxer, élargir
[+ weapon] → décharger
to discharge one's gun → faire feu
[ˈdɪstʃɑːrdʒ] n
[gas] → émission f; [electricity] → décharge f
(MEDICINE) (from eye)sécrétion f; (from wound)suintement m; (from nose)écoulement m
vaginal discharge → pertes fpl vaginales, pertes fpl blanches
(= dismissal) [employee] → renvoi m, licenciement m; [soldier] → renvoi m
(= allowing to leave) [employee] → congé m; [soldier] (after duty)démobilisation f, libération f; [patient] → sortie f; [defendant] → élargissement m, libération f honourable discharge

discharge

vt
employee, prisoner, patiententlassen; accusedfreisprechen; he discharged himself (from hospital)er hat das Krankenhaus auf eigene Verantwortung verlassen
(= emit, Elec) → entladen; liquid, gas (pipe etc)ausstoßen; workersausströmen lassen; (Med) → ausscheiden, absondern; the factory was discharging toxic gas into the atmosphereaus der Fabrik strömten giftige Gase in die Atmosphäre; the tanker was discharging oil into the Channeldas Öl lief aus dem Tanker in den (Ärmel)kanal; how much oil has been discharged?wie viel Öl ist ausgelaufen?; (deliberately) → wie viel Öl hat man abgelassen?
(= unload) ship, cargolöschen; the bus discharged its passengersdie Passagiere stiegen aus dem Bus aus
(gun) → abfeuern
debtbegleichen; dutynachkommen (+dat); function, obligationserfüllen; discharged bankruptentlasteter Konkursschuldner
vi (wound, sore)eitern
n
(= dismissal, of employee, prisoner, patient) → Entlassung f; (of accused)Freispruch m; (of soldier)Abschied m
(Elec) → Entladung f; (of gas)Ausströmen nt; (of liquid: Med) (vaginal) → Ausfluss m; (of pus)Absonderung f
(of cargo)Löschen nt
(of debt)Begleichung f; (of duty, function)Erfüllung f; (of bankrupt)Entlastung f

discharge

[n ˈdɪstʃɑːdʒ; vb dɪsˈtʃɑːdʒ]
1. n
a. (of cargo) → operazione f di scarico; (of gun) → scarica
b. (of patient) → dimissione f; (of worker) → licenziamento; (of soldier) → congedo; (of prisoner) → rilascio; (of duty) → adempimento; (of debt) → estinzione f
c. (Elec) → scarica; (of gas, chemicals) → emissione f; (of water, waste) → scarico (Med) (from wound) → secrezione f; (vaginal discharge) → perdite fpl (bianche)
2. vt
a. (ship, load) → scaricare; (waste) → scaricare; (shot) → far partire; (liquid) → versare (Med) (pus etc) → spurgare, emettere
to discharge one's gun → fare fuoco
b. (dismiss, employee) → licenziare; (soldier) → congedare; (patient) → dimettere; (prisoner) → rilasciare; (defendant) → prosciogliere
discharged bankrupt fallito cui il tribunale ha concesso la riabilitazione
c. (settle, debt) → pagare, estinguere; (complete, task) → assolvere, adempiere a; (duties) → compiere
3. vi (wound, sore) → spurgare (Elec) → scaricarsi

discharge

(disˈtʃaːdʒ) verb
1. to allow to leave; to dismiss. The soldier was discharged from the army; She was discharged from hospital.
2. to fire (a gun). He discharged his gun at the policeman.
3. to perform (a task etc). He discharges his duties well.
4. to pay (a debt).
5. to (cause to) let or send out. The chimney was discharging clouds of smoke; The drain discharged into the street.
(ˈdistʃaːdʒ) noun
1. (an) act of discharging. He was given his discharge from the army; the discharge of one's duties.
2. pus etc coming from eg a wound.

dis·charge

n. flujo; supuración; excreción; descarga; derrame;
___ summarysumario o nota de egreso;
v. [fluid, pus] secretar, supurar; [from the hospital] dar de alta; librar; soltar; [electricity] descargar.

discharge

n secreción f, (vaginal) flujo; (from the hospital) alta; before discharge..antes del alta; — summary informe m de alta; vt dar de alta; We are going to discharge you tomorrow.. Lo vamos a dar de alta mañana.
References in classic literature ?
Perfectly resigned to his discharge, he devoted himself to getting well, preparing for business, and earning a home for Meg.
This is a town of about three thousand inhabitants, with an excellent harbor and a big pier along which vessels can tie up and discharge their cargoes directly into waiting cars.
Valiant and skillful hast thou proved thyself in the conflict, and I hereby thank thee, before proceeding to discharge other and more important duties, because thou hast proved thyself well worthy of a Christian's praise.
The point hath been weightily discussed, whether we, that are of authority and influence, do well discharge our consciences by trusting an immortal soul, such as there is in yonder child, to the guidance of one who hath stumbled and fallen amid the pitfalls of this world.
There was the story of Doffue Martling, a large blue-bearded Dutchman, who had nearly taken a British frigate with an old iron nine-pounder from a mud breastwork, only that his gun burst at the sixth discharge.
there are a few of us here (and I am one of them) who have shipped for the cruise, d'ye see; now as you well know, sir, we can claim our discharge as soon as the anchor is down; so we don't want a row; it's not our interest; we want to be peaceable; we are ready to work, but we won't be flogged.
Weighted this way she made her way to the yards, again in fear, this time to see if she had lost her place; but fortunately about ten per cent of the working people of Packingtown had been depositors in that bank, and it was not convenient to discharge that many at once.
The long-legged veteran, who had been besieging the fire-iron, as before related, now took down his cumbrous length, and rearing aloft his tall form, walked up to the advertisement and very deliberately spit a full discharge of tobacco-juice on it.
His mouth gushed delight and gratitude in a steady discharge -- delight in my good fortune, grati- tude to the king for this splendid mark of his favor for me.
High up and out of sight, over the prodigious stage of the court theater is a maze of interlacing water-pipes, so pierced that in case of fire, innumerable little thread-like streams of water can be caused to descend; and in case of need, this discharge can be augmented to a pouring flood.
Roxy followed this sally with another discharge of carefree laughter.
Gardner's necessities, they broke off, swearing they would work no longer, unless he would discharge his black carpenters.