Dictionary Results for discharge

1. discharge - noun

· the sudden giving off of energy

Hypernym(s): happening, occurrence, occurrent, natural_event

2. discharge - noun

· the act of venting

Synonym(s): venting

Hypernym(s): emission, emanation

3. discharge - noun

· a substance that is emitted or released

Synonym(s): emission

Hypernym(s): material, stuff

4. discharge - noun

· any of several bodily processes by which substances go out of the body; "the discharge of pus"

Synonym(s): emission, expelling

Hypernym(s): bodily_process, body_process, bodily_function, activity

5. discharge - noun

· electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field

Synonym(s): spark, arc, electric_arc, electric_discharge

Hypernym(s): electrical_conduction

6. discharge - noun

· the pouring forth of a fluid

Synonym(s): outpouring, run

Hypernym(s): flow, flowing

7. discharge - noun

· the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)

Synonym(s): dismissal, dismission, firing, liberation, release, sack, sacking

Hypernym(s): termination, ending, conclusion

8. discharge - noun

· a formal written statement of relinquishment

Synonym(s): release, waiver

Hypernym(s): relinquishment, relinquishing

9. discharge - noun

· the act of discharging a gun

Synonym(s): firing, firing_off

Hypernym(s): shooting, shot

10. discharge - verb

· complete or carry out; "discharge one's duties"

Synonym(s): dispatch, complete

Hypernym(s): carry_through, accomplish, execute, carry_out, action, fulfill, fulfil

11. discharge - verb

· pour forth or release; "discharge liquids"

Hypernym(s): spread, distribute

12. discharge - verb

· free from obligations or duties

Synonym(s): free

13. discharge - verb

· remove the charge from

Hypernym(s): remove, take, take_away, withdraw

Antonym(s): charge

14. discharge - verb

· go off or discharge; "The gun fired"

Synonym(s): fire, go_off

15. discharge - verb

· pronounce not guilty of criminal charges; "The suspect was cleared of the murder charges"

Synonym(s): acquit, assoil, clear, exonerate, exculpate

Hypernym(s): pronounce, label, judge

16. discharge - verb

· eliminate (a substance); "combustion products are exhausted in the engine"; "the plant releases a gas"

Synonym(s): exhaust, expel, eject, release

17. discharge - verb

· remove (cargo, people, etc.) from and leave; "unload the cargo"; "drop off the passengers at the hotel"

Synonym(s): drop, drop_off, set_down, put_down, unload

Hypernym(s): deliver

18. discharge - verb

· cause to go off; "fire a gun"; "fire a bullet"

Synonym(s): fire

19. discharge - verb

· release from military service

Synonym(s): muster_out

Hypernym(s): let_go_of, let_go, release, relinquish

Antonym(s): enlist

20. discharge - verb

· become empty or void of its content; "The room emptied"

Synonym(s): empty

Hypernym(s): change_state, turn

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