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discharge

verb [T]
 
 
/dɪsˈtʃɑːdʒ/
PERSON 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.Not punishing and reducing punishmentLiberating, relaxing and releasing
SUBSTANCE 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.Emitting and ejecting
(Definition of discharge verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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