Translation of "discharge" - English-Spanish dictionary

discharge

verb uk /dɪsˈtʃɑːdʒ/ us /-ˈtʃɑːrdʒ/

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

liberar, dar de alta
Patients were discharged from the hospital because the beds were needed by other people.
More than half of all prisoners discharged are reconvicted within two years.
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).

to send out a substance, especially waste liquid or gas

despedir
Large amounts of dangerous waste are discharged daily by the factory.
The oil that discharged into the sea seriously harmed a lot of birds and animals.

formal to perform a task, especially an official one

cumplir con
The city must discharge its legal duty to house the homeless.

formal to fire a gun, or to fire a shot from a gun

descargar
The police stated that some 50 rounds had been discharged.
noun uk /ˈdɪs.tʃɑːdʒ/ us /-tʃɑːrdʒ/

official permission to leave the armed forces, a prison, or a hospital

baja, alta
UK The judge gave him a one-year conditional discharge.

liquid matter that comes from a part of the body and is often infected

secreción
a vaginal discharge

[ no plural ] formal the performance of duties or payment of money that is owed

cumplimiento
the discharge of his duties

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

discharge

verb /disˈtʃaːdʒ/

to allow to leave; to dismiss

dar de alta
The soldier was discharged from the army
She was discharged from hospital.

to fire (a gun)

disparar, descargar
He discharged his gun at the policeman.

to perform (a task etc)

desempeñar, cumplir
He discharges his duties very efficiently.

to pay (a debt)

saldar
He eventually discharged all his debts.

to (cause to) let or send out

verter
The chimney was discharging clouds of smoke
The drain discharged into the street.

(Translation of “discharge” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)