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noun discharge pronunciation in British English /ˈdɪstʃɑː(r)dʒ/
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] a situation in which someone is allowed to leave an institution such as a hospital, a prison, or the army
    discharge from:

    Many patients require ongoing care after discharge from hospital.

    Jack was given an early discharge from the army after being severely wounded in battle.

  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] liquid or gas that comes out of a place, or the process of coming out into water or the air
    discharge from:

    The authorities are particularly concerned about discharges from nuclear power stations.

    discharge of:

    a discharge of oil into the River Tees

  3. 3
    [uncountable] the act of performing a duty or responsibility

    You will be responsible for the efficient discharge of your duties.


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