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discharge

verb  us   /dɪsˈtʃɑrdʒ, ˈdɪs·tʃɑrdʒ/

discharge verb (ALLOW TO LEAVE)

[T] to allow someone to leave: Allen was discharged from the hospital yesterday. [T] Someone who is discharged from a job is asked to leave it.

discharge verb (SEND OUT)

[I/T] to send out a substance, esp. waste matter: [I] The soapy water from the washing machine will discharge directly into the waste line.

discharge verb (SHOOT)

[I/T] to shoot a gun: [I] A gun accidentally discharged.

discharge verb (PERFORM)

[T] fml to perform a duty, esp. an official one: He continued to discharge his duties as administrator of the fund.
(Definition of discharge verb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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