(noun, verb)


1. the sudden giving off of energy

Definition categories: event, happening, occurrence, occurrent

2. the act of venting

Similar word(s): venting

Definition categories: act, emanation, emission

3. a substance that is emitted or released

Similar word(s): emission

Definition categories: substance, material, stuff

4. any of several bodily processes by which substances go out of the body

- the discharge of pus

Similar word(s): emission, expelling

Definition categories: process, activity

5. electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field

Similar word(s): arc, spark

Definition categories: phenomenon

6. the pouring forth of a fluid

Similar word(s): outpouring, run

Definition categories: event, flow, flowing

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

Similar word(s): dismissal, dismission, firing, liberation, release, sack, sacking

Definition categories: act, conclusion, ending, termination

8. a formal written statement of relinquishment

Similar word(s): release, waiver

Definition categories: act, relinquishing, relinquishment

9. the act of discharging a gun

Similar word(s): firing

Definition categories: act, shooting, shot


1. complete or carry out

- discharge one's duties

Similar word(s): complete, dispatch

Definition categories: social, accomplish, action, execute, fulfil, fulfill

2. pour forth or release

- discharge liquids

Definition categories: contact, distribute, spread

3. free from obligations or duties

Similar word(s): free

Definition categories: social

4. remove the charge from

Definition categories: contact, remove, take, withdraw

5. go off or discharge

Similar word(s): fire

Definition categories: competition

6. pronounce not guilty of criminal charges

Similar word(s): acquit, assoil, clear, exculpate, exonerate

Definition categories: communication, judge, label, pronounce

7. eliminate (a substance)

Similar word(s): eject, exhaust, expel, release

Definition categories: body

8. remove (cargo, people, etc.) from and leave

Similar word(s): drop, unload

Definition categories: contact, deliver

9. cause to go off

Similar word(s): fire

Definition categories: competition

10. release from military service

Definition categories: competition, release, relinquish

11. become empty or void of its content

Similar word(s): empty

Definition categories: change, turn

Sentences with discharge as a verb:

- to discharge a prisoner

- to discharge a cargo

- A pipe discharges water.

- He discharged a horrible oath.

- to discharge the colour from a dyed fabric in order to form light figures on a dark background