discharged

[ verb dis-chahrj; noun dis-chahrj, dis-chahrj ]SEE DEFINITION OF discharged
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DISCHARGED

But he may prejudice his father against you, and get you discharged.

If I am discharged I think I can manage to pick up a living somehow.

Captain Johnston had the matter explained, and he discharged the mate.

Next day, the discharged man and the second mate were pressed.

On these grounds he was discharged, and the judge took the umbrella.

We discharged, took in a new cargo, and sailed for home in due time.

Otherwise he would not have discharged his men before the fourth gallery was begun.

When he saw this, he discharged his workers—And yet, it may be nothing of importance after all.

He had been discharged from prison, but his sons were still confined.

The sudden fall made it go off, and the last ball was discharged in the air.

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.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DISCHARGED

cleared

adjectivefreed of charges
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