discharge

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

discharge

noun

Definition of DISCHARGE

1
a directed propelling of a missile by a firearm or artillery piece <the thunderous discharge of the cannons>
2
a freeing from an obligation or responsibility <a full discharge from responsibility for the accident>
3
the termination of the employment of an employee or a work force often temporarily <she was resentful over what she felt was a wrongful discharge>
Synonyms ax (or axe), discharge, dismissal, furlough, redundancy [chiefly British]
4
the doing of an action <aided in the discharge of his duties by a capable assistant>

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