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English noun: discharge

1. discharge (event) the sudden giving off of energy


Broader (hypernym)happening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent


Narrower (hyponym)blowup, detonation, electrical discharge, eruption, explosion, volcanic eruption

2. discharge (act) the act of venting


Synonymsventing


Broader (hypernym)emanation, emission

3. discharge (substance) a substance that is emitted or released


Synonymsemission


Broader (hypernym)material, stuff


Narrower (hyponym)effluvium, exudate, exudation, rheum, transudate, transudation, vaginal discharge

4. discharge (process) any of several bodily processes by which substances go out of the body


SamplesThe discharge of pus.


Synonymsemission, expelling


Broader (hypernym)activity, bodily function, bodily process, body process


Narrower (hyponym)catamenia, ejaculation, elimination, evacuation, excreting, excretion, flow, menses, menstruation, menstruum, period, voiding

5. discharge (phenomenon) electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field


Synonymsarc, electric arc, electric discharge, spark


Broader (hypernym)electrical conduction


Narrower (hyponym)brush discharge, corona, corona discharge, corposant, electric glow, flashover, Saint Elmo's fire, Saint Elmo's light, Saint Ulmo's fire, Saint Ulmo's light, St. Elmo's fire

6. discharge (event) the pouring forth of a fluid


Synonymsoutpouring, run


Broader (hypernym)flow, flowing


Narrower (hyponym)escape, jet, leak, leakage, outflow, spirt, spurt, squirt

7. discharge (act) the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)


Synonymsdismissal, dismission, firing, liberation, release, sack, sacking


Broader (hypernym)conclusion, ending, termination


Narrower (hyponym)conge, congee, deactivation, dishonorable discharge, honorable discharge, inactivation, removal, Section Eight, superannuation

8. discharge (act) a formal written statement of relinquishment


Synonymsrelease, waiver


Broader (hypernym)relinquishing, relinquishment


Narrower (hyponym)exemption, granting immunity, immunity

9. discharge (act) the act of discharging a gun


Synonymsfiring, firing off


Broader (hypernym)shooting, shot


Narrower (hyponym)gun


English verb: discharge

1. discharge (social) complete or carry out


SamplesDischarge one's duties.


Synonymscomplete, dispatch


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)accomplish, action, carry out, carry through, execute, fulfil, fulfill

2. discharge (contact) pour forth or release


SamplesDischarge liquids.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)distribute, spread


Narrower (hyponym)disperse, dot, dust, eject, force out, play, scatter, sprinkle, squeeze out, squirt, volley

3. discharge (social) free from obligations or duties


Synonymsfree


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Narrower (hyponym)cashier, clear, cut, disembroil, disentangle, disinvest, disinvolve, divest, liberate, relieve, set free, take over

4. discharge (contact) remove the charge from


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)remove, take, take away, withdraw


Antonymscharge

5. discharge (competition) go off or discharge


SamplesThe gun fired.


Synonymsfire, go off


Pattern of useSomething ----s

6. discharge (communication) pronounce not guilty of criminal charges


SamplesThe suspect was cleared of the murder charges.


ExamplesThey want to discharge the prisoners


Synonymsacquit, assoil, clear, exculpate, exonerate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody of something


Broader (hypernym)judge, label, pronounce


Narrower (hyponym)purge, vindicate, whitewash


Entailevaluate, judge, pass judgment


Antonymsconvict

7. discharge (body) eliminate (a substance)


SamplesCombustion products are exhausted in the engine.
The plant releases a gas.


Synonymseject, exhaust, expel, release


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)abort, bleed, blow, breathe, cough out, cough up, egest, ejaculate, eliminate, emit, eruct, excrete, expectorate, fester, hemorrhage, maturate, ovulate, pass, pass off, shed blood, spew, spew out, spit out, spit up, suppurate

8. discharge (contact) leave or unload


SamplesUnload the cargo.
Drop off the passengers at the hotel.


Synonymsdrop, drop off, put down, set down, unload


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)deliver


Narrower (hyponym)air-drop, wharf

9. discharge (competition) cause to go off


SamplesFire a gun.
Fire a bullet.


Synonymsfire


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)blast, fusillade, let drive, let fly, loose off, pop, shoot


Causedischarge, fire, go off

10. discharge (competition) release from military service


Synonymsmuster out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)let go, let go of, release, relinquish


Narrower (hyponym)cannon, deactivate, demob, demobilise, demobilise, demobilize, demobilize, inactivate


Antonymsmuster in, draft, enlist

11. discharge (change) become empty or void of its content


SamplesThe room emptied.


Synonymsempty


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)change state, turn


Narrower (hyponym)flow away, flow off


Antonymsfill, fill up









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