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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. The company was fined for discharging wastewater into the creek.
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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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On a question when did he decide to speak up on this issue, the judge said, "Accidently, I met a journalist and during the discussion I expressed my opinion that accused are being discharged but I don't think so that these cases are fit to be discharged."
More than 300 of the 1,013 over-65s discharged during the early hours in 2016 were aged 85 years or older.
The number of discharge summaries being dictated and typed within 7 days of discharge was significantly increased (p < 0.001) and a significant decrease in discharge letters being dictated more than 2 weeks (p = 0.004) or 3 weeks (p < 0.001) of patient being discharged was observed.
shall be disclosed to any person, nor shall the existence of the record or the fact of the discharge be disclosed to any person, without the prior approval of the Minister" after one year has elapsed since the offender was discharged absolutely; or after three years since the offender was conditionally discharged.
The report estimates that, each year, more than 400,000 patients are discharged from hospital between 11pm and 6am - many of whom could be elderly or vulnerable patients with inadequate care and support.
Sir Bruce Keogh, medical director of the NHS, said: "I am concerned to hear that some patients may be being discharged unnecessarily late.
In the sample, 19% of patients failed to meet the DASAIM oxygen saturation discharge criteria and were discharged by anesthesiologists.
6 : to pour forth fluid or other contents <The chimney discharged smoke.>
The majority of intensive care unit (ICU) survivors are discharged from ICU during the day (1-3).
He got "born again" religiously while being trained to kill legally; got sent to Iraq with the 101st Airborne Division's 502nd Infantry Regiment; got shot at; and got discharged for a "personality disorder" after allegedly leading the Abeer massacre.
Clostridium difficile infection in patients discharged from US short-stay hospitals, 1996-2003.
When the material is ready to be discharged, the rollers open and the head of material drops, emptying the hopper quickly and completely.
Cargo is discharged from ships anchored in a harbor onto smaller vessels or barges for movement to shore.
Notably, 36% of the deaths occurred within the first 30 days after hospital discharge in patients who had not resumed diabetes medications at discharge, compared with 23% of the deaths in those discharged on diabetes medications.
Notably, 36% of the deaths occurred within the first 30 days after hospital discharge among patients who had not resumed diabetes medications at discharge, compared with 23% of the deaths in those discharged on diabetes medications.