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Definición de “discharge” en inglés

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 hospital because the beds were needed by other people. 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). More than half of all prisoners discharged are reconvicted within two years.

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: If the authority is to discharge its legal duty to house the homeless, it needs government support. 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 judge gave him a one-year conditional discharge. The soldier received a dishonourable discharge for a disciplinary offence.

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)
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