Translation of "discharge" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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uk /dɪsˈtʃɑːdʒ/ us /dɪsˈtʃɑːrdʒ/

discharge verb (ALLOW TO LEAVE)

[ T ] to allow someone officially to leave somewhere, especially a hospital or a law court

Patients were discharged from the hospital because the beds were needed by other people. 由於其他人需要床位,患者們便被允許出院了。
More than half of all prisoners discharged are reconvicted within two years. 在獲釋的犯人中有一半多在兩年內又被再次判刑。
UK A peace protester was conditionally discharged for twelve months (= allowed to go free only if they do not commit a crime again for this period of time).

discharge verb (SEND OUT)

[ I or T ] to send out a substance, especially waste liquid or gas

Large amounts of dangerous waste are discharged daily by the factory. 這個工廠每天排放大量危險的廢物。
The oil that discharged into the sea seriously harmed a lot of birds and animals. 排放到海裡的油對許多鳥和動物產生了嚴重的危害。

discharge verb (PERFORM)

[ T ] formal to perform a task, especially an official one

The city must discharge its legal duty to house the homeless. 如果當局要依法履行其收容無家可歸者的職責,那麼它還需要政府的支援。
discharge a debt formal

to pay back a debt completely


discharge verb (FIRE GUN)

[ T ] formal to fire a gun, or to fire a shot from a gun

The police stated that some 50 rounds had been discharged. 警方稱大約射出了50發子彈。


uk /ˈdɪs.tʃɑːdʒ/ us /ˈdɪs.tʃɑːrdʒ/

discharge noun (PERMISSION TO LEAVE)

[ C or U ] official permission to leave the armed forces, a prison, or a hospital

The soldier received a dishonourable discharge for a disciplinary offence. 那位士兵因違反紀律而被不光彩地開除了。
UK The judge gave him a one-year conditional discharge. 法官判他有條件假釋一年。

discharge noun (SUBSTANCE)

[ C or U ] the act of sending out waste liquid or gas

Thousands of fish were killed as a result of a discharge of poisonous chemicals from a nearby factory. 成千上萬條魚被附近工廠排出的有毒化學物質毒死。

[ C or U ] liquid matter that comes from a part of the body and is often infected

a vaginal discharge 陰道分泌物

discharge noun (PERFORMANCE)

[ U ] formal the performance of duties or payment of money that is owed

the discharge of his duties 履行他的職責

discharge noun (FIRING GUN)

[ U ] formal the action of firing a gun


(Translation of “discharge” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)