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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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References in classic literature ?
Allowing a fellow that's found out, to discharge himself, is one thing; discharging him for insolence and presumption, and likewise for designs upon his master's money, is another.
The term "release" is defined to include any spilling, leaking, pouring, emitting, emptying, discharging, injecting, escaping, leaching, dumping or disposing into the environment.
POTW sludge regulations, increased enforcement, citizen suits, and the use of biomonitoring will force POWTs to eliminate the buffer that indirect discharges often received by virtue of discharging to POTWs.
Both versions can be equipped with a new activated surge bin and flexible screw conveyor to allow continuous loss-in-weight gravimetric discharging directly from bulk bags.
Croxson: What do those of you who treat discharging grommets currently use?
One alternative for Fillmore's 4,200 households is to build a plant that would cost about $24 a month per household and soften water for the entire city without discharging prohibited levels of salt, Rapp said.
Even as the military is discharging highly qualified personnel like Szymanski, Pentagon brass are complaining that they can't find new recruits.
The best discharger designs are flexible to accommodate discharging into various types of mechanical conveyors and feeders, as well as pneumatic conveyors.
Some of the violations of Magma's federal permit included discharging water that exceeded limits for copper, and failing to meet reporting requirements.
The laws and court decisions force businesses to exercise care when discharging employees.
Despite the fact that we were told that no permit was required, we sought and received a discharge permit for the water we are discharging into the Tongue River," he said.
VALENCIA - Facing a state reprimand for reportedly discharging more than 150,000 gallons of silt-laden water into the Santa Clara River, officials with The Newhall Land and Farming Company said Monday they should not be punished for the ``unforeseen and unintended'' incident.
Date: Tomorrow Ship name: Pointe du Comoran Where from: Lavera Cargo: Caustic Discharging / Loading: D Where: Cardiff Date: Tomorrow Ship name: Welsh Piper Where from: Unknown Cargo: Sand Discharging / Loading: D Where: Cardiff Date: Friday Ship name: Star Marian Where from: Unknown Cargo: Coke Discharging / Loading: D Where: Cardiff Date: Friday Ship name: Humel Where from: Immingham Cargo: Tanker Discharging / Loading: D Where: Cardiff Date: Friday Ship name: Unknown Where from: Netherlands Cargo: Grit Discharging / Loading: D Where: Cardiff Date: Friday Ship name: Unknown Where from: Seville Discharging / Loading: D Where: Cargo: Steel
Aerodynamic was charged with discharging industrial wastewater without treating it to remove harmful chemicals, a violation of the pretreatment requirements of the Clean Water Act (CWA).
The proposed study on the once widely used pesticide is being considered by the state Regional Water Quality Control Board, which fined the county $105,313 in May for discharging polluted wastewater from the sewage-treatment plant.