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discharges

noun
plural of discharge

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 a directed propelling of a missile by a firearm or artillery piece
  • the thunderous discharge of the cannons

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2 a freeing from an obligation or responsibility
  • a full discharge from responsibility for the accident

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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

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4 the doing of an action
  • aided in the discharge of his duties by a capable assistant

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discharges

verb
present tense third-person singular of discharge

Synonyms & Antonyms of discharges (Entry 2 of 2)

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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“Discharges.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/discharges. Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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