discharging

present participle of discharge
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as in firing
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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as in shooting
to cause a weapon to release a missile with great force felt a strong recoil as the rifle discharged

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“Discharging.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/discharging. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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