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discharge
Part of Speech: verb
Results: 24
Part of Speech: verb transitive
1. To prohibit; to forbid.
5. To release legally from confinement; to set at liberty; as, to discharge a prisoner.
7. To let fly, as a missile; to shoot.
10. To send away ( a creditor) satisfied by payment; to pay one's debt or obligation to.
11. To give forth; to emit or send out; as, a pipe discharges water; to let fly; to give expression to; to utter; as, to discharge a horrible oath.
12. The act of discharging; the act of relieving of a charge or load; removal of a load or burden; unloading; as, the discharge of a ship; discharge of a cargo.
13. Firing off; explosive removal of a charge; explosion; letting off; as, a discharge of arrows, of artillery.
14. Act of relieving of something which oppresses or weighs upon one, as an obligation, liability, debt, accusation, etc.; acquittance; as, the discharge of a debtor.
17. Legal release from confinement; liberation; as, the discharge of a prisoner.
19. That which discharges or releases from an obligation, liability, penalty, etc., as a price of ransom, a legal document.
Part of Speech: noun
1. The equalization of a difference of electric potential between two points. The character of the discharge is mostly determined by the nature of the medium through which it takes place, the amount of the difference of potential, and the form of the terminal conductors on which the difference exists. The discharge may be alternating, continuous, brush, connective, disruptive, glow, oscillatory, stratified, etc.
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