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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DISCHARGE

"Discharge the boy from your employment," said his wife, promptly.

So I am to report my discharge to you, and ask you for my wages.

The discharge is proportional to the square root of the pressure.

Lighters were brought alongside, and we began to discharge our flour into them.

But I discharge you of it; at least, while I have the happiness of nearer and dearer relations.

They were bold and faithful in the discharge of what they regarded as duty.

He immediately removed to Cleveland and entered on the discharge of his duties.

He had been seen to start at the discharge, as if the report had frightened him.

If I did not discharge it, I should be a base and guilty wretch.

And it is a pity, all the same, because I was to be married when I got my discharge.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., "to exempt, exonerate, release," from Old French deschargier (12c., Modern French décharger) "to unload, discharge," from Late Latin discarricare, from dis- "do the opposite of" (see dis-) + carricare "load" (see charge (v.)).

Meaning "to unload, to free from" is late 14c. Of weapons, from 1550s. The electrical sense is first attested 1748. Meaning "to fulfill, to perform one's duties" is from c.1400. Related: Discharged; discharging.

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