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  1. [noun] the sudden giving off of energy

  2. [noun] the act of venting
    Synonyms: venting

  3. [noun] a substance that is emitted or released
    Synonyms: emission

  4. [noun] any of several bodily processes by which substances go out of the body; "the discharge of pus"
    Synonyms: emission, expelling

  5. [noun] electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field
    Synonyms: spark, arc, electric arc, electric

  6. [noun] the pouring forth of a fluid
    Synonyms: outpouring, run

  7. [noun] the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)
    Synonyms: dismissal, dismission, firing, liberation, release, sack, sacking

  8. [noun] a formal written statement of relinquishment
    Synonyms: release, waiver

  9. [noun] the act of discharging a gun
    Synonyms: firing, firing off

  10. [verb] complete or carry out; "discharge one's duties"
    Synonyms: dispatch, complete

  11. [verb] pour forth or release; "discharge liquids"

  12. [verb] eliminate (substances) from the body
    Synonyms: expel, eject, release

  13. [verb] free from obligations or duties
    Synonyms: free

  14. [verb] remove the charge from

  15. [verb] go off or discharge; "The gun fired"
    Synonyms: fire, go off

  16. [verb] pronounce not guilty of criminal charges; "The suspect was cleared of the murder charges"
    Synonyms: acquit, assoil, clear, exonerate, exculpate

  17. [verb] leave or unload, especially of passengers or cargo;
    Synonyms: drop, set down, put down, unload

  18. [verb] cause to go off; "fire a gun"; "fire a bullet"
    Synonyms: fire

  19. [verb] release from military service
    Synonyms: muster out

  20. [verb] become empty or void of its content; "The room emptied"
    Synonyms: empty


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