discharge

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noun
1 act of discharging; thing discharged
ADJECTIVE
thick
nasal, vaginal, etc.
industrial, sewage, waste
ocean, river
electrical, radioactive (esp. BrE)

thunder and lightning caused by an electrical discharge

accidental (esp. AmE)

an accidental discharge from a dropped gun

VERB + DISCHARGE
have
PREPOSITION
discharge from

a thick discharge from the nose

2 from court
ADJECTIVE
absolute (BrE)
conditional (BrE)
VERB + DISCHARGE
give

He was given an absolute discharge but banned from driving for twelve months.

3 from army, navy, etc.
ADJECTIVE
dishonourable/dishonorable, honourable/honorable
early
VERB + DISCHARGE
get, receive
give
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verb
1 from army, navy, etc.
ADVERB
dishonourably/dishonorably, honourably/honorably
PREPOSITION
from

He was found guilty and dishonourably/dishonorably discharged from the army.

2 from prison/court
ADVERB
conditionally (BrE)

He was conditionally discharged after admitting the theft.

formally

She was formally discharged by the court.

3 gas/liquid
ADVERB
directly
PREPOSITION
from
into

Raw sewage was discharged from the treatment plant directly into the river.

4 (formal) duty
ADVERB
fully, properly (esp. BrE)

He could not properly discharge his duties.

faithfully (esp. AmE)

I will faithfully discharge my duties.

5 (formal) gun
ADVERB
accidentally

The police officer accidentally discharged a firearm while unloading it.

Discharge is used with these nouns as the object: ↑cargo, ↑duty, ↑firearm, ↑liability, ↑obligation, ↑patient, ↑pollutant, ↑responsibility, ↑sewage

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