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discharge

noun (SUBSTANCE)    /ˈdɪs.tʃɑːdʒ/ US  /-tʃɑːrdʒ/
[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.Movement of liquids [C or U] liquid matter that comes from a part of the body and is often infected: a vaginal dischargeBodily fluids and their productionUrine and urinating
(Definition of discharge noun (SUBSTANCE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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