Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

El diccionario y el tesauro de inglés online más consultados por estudiantes de inglés.

Definición de “discharge” en inglés

See all translations

discharge

verb uk   /dɪsˈtʃɑːdʒ/ us    /-ˈtʃɑːrdʒ/

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. 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).

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. The oil that discharged into the sea seriously harmed a lot of birds and animals.

discharge verb (PERFORM)

[T] formal to perform a task, especially an official one: The city must discharge its legal duty to house the homeless.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.

discharge

noun uk   /ˈdɪs.tʃɑːdʒ/ us    /-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. UK The judge gave him a one-year conditional discharge.

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

discharge noun (PERFORMANCE)

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

discharge noun (FIRING GUN)

[U] formal the action of firing a gun
(Definition of discharge from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Más sobre la pronunciación de discharge
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definiciones de “discharge” en otros diccionarios

Palabra del día

luck out

to be very lucky

Palabra del día

Think long and hard; the language of decisions

by Liz Walter,
January 28, 2015
One of the best ways (perhaps the best way) to improve your English is to learn how words go together in phrases, idioms, or other patterns such as verb/noun or adjective/noun pairs (often called ‘collocations’). This blog looks at some useful phrases and collocations connected with the subject of decisions, something we

Aprende más 

micro pig noun

January 26, 2015
an extremely small pig, bred to be a pet Micro pigs have become popular pets recently, with famous owners including Victoria Beckham, Paris Hilton and Olympic diver, Tom Daley.

Aprende más