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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.discharged - having lost your job
unemployed - not engaged in a gainful occupation; "unemployed workers marched on the capital"
Translations

discharged

[dɪsˈtʃɑːrdʒd] adj
discharged bankrupt → failli(e)réhabilité(e)
References in classic literature ?
and, consequently, at what moment ought it to be discharged in order that it may touch the moon at a particular point?
At the moment when the projectile shall be discharged into space, the moon, which travels daily forward 13@ 10' 35'', will be distant from the zenith point by four times that quantity,
He refused to resign, and was discharged from the University faculty.
And Sherbourne died too, while Policeman Phillipps was shot in the leg and discharged from the Oakland police force.
And then the Martian beside us raised his tube on high and discharged it, gunwise, with a heavy report that made the ground heave.
Some fired only one of these, some two--as in the case of the one we had seen; the one at Ripley is said to have discharged no fewer than five at that time.
But this cannot happen again, if the proposed system be adopted; and when these debts are discharged, the only call for revenue of any consequence, which the State governments will continue to experience, will be for the mere support of their respective civil list; to which, if we add all contingencies, the total amount in every State ought to fall considerably short of two hundred thousand pounds.
The quick ear of the savage caught the click of the lock; in a twinkling he grasped the barrel, forced the muzzle downward, and the contents were discharged into the earth at his feet.
Then turning to the constable, who stood trembling with his hat off, he desired him, in a very mild voice, to return with him for a moment only to his father (for so he now called Allworthy); for he durst, he said, be assured, that, when he had alledged what he had to say in her favour, the girl would be discharged.
Princess Mary did not understand what he wanted of her or why he was asking to be discharged.
Why, I never was discharged in my life, and I don't intend to be.
It was not long before the reports of the rifles began to lose the echoes of the woods, and to sound like weapons discharged in the open air.