Meaning of “discharge” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb [ T ] us uk /dɪsˈtʃɑːdʒ/

to allow someone to leave a hospital or prison, or to order or allow someone to leave an organization such as the army:

[ often passive ] She was discharged from the army yesterday.

If a liquid or gas is discharged from something, it comes out of it:

There is evidence that radioactive waste was discharged from the factory.

(Definition of “discharge verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)