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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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More than 300 of the 1,013 over-65s discharged during the early hours in 2016 were aged 85 years or older.
North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, which runs the University Hospital of North Tees and University Hospital of Hartlepool, discharged 1,054 patients during these night-time hours between April 1, 2011, and January 31 this year.
Hospital survivors were classified into one of three groups: 1) discharged home, 2) discharged to another acute care hospital or 3) discharged to a rehabilitation facility or nursing home.
And long before then, who will listen to their cries for help, or monitor what acts they commit--before they are triaged, discharged, and hung out to dry?
The patient groups that can be discharged by nurses are those on the lower end of the care continuum--"those with a predictable outcome and an uneventful recovery," Brophy said.
Approximately all of the equipment discharged during this mission was unfamiliar to most members of the 950th.
2 Number of full Army brigades that could be filled by already-trained, discharged gay and lesbian soldiers
When a debtor corporation is in bankruptcy or insolvent (to the extent of the debtor's insolvency) or has qualified farm debt, and such debt is discharged, instead of including the discharged debt in income, it must reduce its tax attributes by the debt discharged, under Sec.
Does the day a child is discharged from the hospital influence his chances of being readmitted for the same illness?
This report explores data documenting New York City students who have been designated as discharged from the school system.
She was discharged after appropriate management, and she had no further complaints.
Long term care facilities seeking to discharge a resident against his or her wishes often find themselves caught between the Scylla of a resident's legal right not to be discharged and the Charybdis of the rights of other residents and staff.
The truth is, we have significantly reduced the levels of toxic substances discharged by mills.
Certain state laws create the presumption that employees are employed at will and can be discharged at any time, with or without cause or notice.