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English definition of “discharge”

discharge

verb (PERFORM)    /dɪsˈtʃɑːdʒ/ US  /-ˈtʃɑːrdʒ/
[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 .Performing a functionFunctioning discharge a debt formal to pay back a debt completely Paying and spending money
(Definition of discharge verb (PERFORM) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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