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discharged

verb
past tense of discharge

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1 to cause (a projectile) to be driven forward with force
  • Robert Goddard was the first to discharge a rocket containing an instrument package

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2 to empty or rid of cargo
  • docks for discharging containerships

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3 to give what is owed for
  • discharge a debt in full

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4 to set free (as from slavery or confinement)
  • discharged the prisoners upon the signing of the peace treaty

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5 to throw or give off
  • the mighty river discharges its waters into the ocean

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6 to cause a weapon to release a missile with great force
  • felt a strong recoil as the rifle discharged

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7 to let go from office, service, or employment
  • 15 people were discharged when the embezzling ring was discovered

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“Discharged.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/discharged. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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