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discharge (someone or something) from (something)

1. To release someone from something. Based on these X-rays, your foot has healed completely, and I can discharge you from my care.
2. To fire someone from a job. Phil was discharged from his job once he was caught embezzling money.
3. To shoot something from a gun. I discharged another bullet from my gun but still missed the target.
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discharge (something) into (something)

To release something into a particular place or receptacle. It's good to keep house plants around because they discharge oxygen into the air.
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discharge someone from something

1. . to fire someone from a job. The manager discharged Walter from his position with the bank. Walter was discharged from his job.
2. to permit a person to leave a place, such as a hospital or the armed service. They discharged her from the hospital today. She was well enough to be discharged from the hospital.
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discharge something from something

to fire a round from a gun. I discharged two bullets from the gun accidentally. Randy discharged about twenty rounds from his automatic rifle.
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discharge something into something

to let something out of something into something else. She discharged some nitrogen from the tank into the laboratory by accident. The technician discharged oxygen into the atmosphere.
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Heyward rashly imitated his example, though both were, a moment afterward, admonished of his madness by hearing the bellowing of a piece, that the Hurons found time to discharge down the passage in the rocks, the bullet from which even gave the young Mohican a slight wound.
His great discovery, which died with him, was control over the direction and scope of the electric discharge.
in a sharp voice; "you are desirous of having your discharge, and you shall have it.
It was precisely because of that affair in 'Frisco that I did not discharge you in Tahiti.
It will be desirable, therefore, to discharge it 97hrs.
It will meet the moon four days after its discharge, precisely at midnight on the 4th of December, at the moment of its transit across the zenith.
I think he was a corn-handler), and a man of good sense, stood to his business, would not discharge me without going to a justice of the peace; and I insisted upon it too.
The old regulations assumed that the discharges would be dispersed in water, its radioactivity almost nondetectable," says GAO's Wells.
The regulation, a part of the Clean Water Act, applies to the aluminum, copper, ferrous and zinc casting industries and sets effluent guidelines for direct and indirect discharges that vary from industry to industry.
We examine the cyclical relationship evidenced between the discharge rate and the quit rate, as well as the relationship between discharges and collective bargaining, seniority, age, skill level, and job search.
An EDM system comprises of an electrical source that produces electrical spark discharges between the machine tool and work piece, the machine tool, computer controls, handling, and all relevant components integral to its operation.
Main parameters of partial discharges such as ignition voltage (Ui), extinguish voltage (Ue), pulse count (N), average discharge current (NQS) and apparent charge (Qiec) are commonly measured and phase resolved characteristics are analyzed.
As a condition of the permission to discharge, samples of discharges from the works are taken by Northumbrian Water, to be collected and analysed by the Environment Agency.
London, October 7 /PRNewswire/ -- BNFL has today begun the trial of a chemical removal process that may significantly reduce the discharges of the radionuclide Tc-99 from Sellafield.