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 for Discharging
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Discharge \Dis*charge"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Discharged; p.
     pr. & vb. n. Discharging.] [OE. deschargen, dischargen, OF.
     deschargier, F. d['e]charger; pref. des- (L. dis) + chargier,
     F. charger. See Charge.]
     1. To relieve of a charge, load, or burden; to empty of a
        load or cargo; to unburden; to unload; as, to discharge a
        vessel.
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     2. To free of the missile with which anything is charged or
        loaded; to let go the charge of; as, to discharge a bow,
        catapult, etc.; especially, said of firearms, -- to fire
        off; to shoot off; also, to relieve from a state of
        tension, as a Leyden jar.
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              The galleys also did oftentimes, out of their prows,
              discharge their great pieces against the city.
                                                    --Knolles.
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              Feeling in other cases discharges itself in indirect
              muscular actions.                     --H. Spencer.
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     3. To of something weighing upon or impeding over one, as a
        debt, claim, obligation, responsibility, accusation, etc.;
        to absolve; to acquit; to clear.
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              Discharged of business, void of strife. --Dryden.
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              In one man's fault discharge another man of his
              duty.                                 --L'Estrange.
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     4. To relieve of an office or employment; to send away from
        service; to dismiss.
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              Discharge the common sort
              With pay and thanks.                  --Shak.
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              Grindal . . . was discharged the government of his
              see.                                  --Milton.
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     5. To release legally from confinement; to set at liberty;
        as, to discharge a prisoner.
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     6. To put forth, or remove, as a charge or burden; to take
        out, as that with which anything is loaded or filled; as,
        to discharge a cargo.
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     7. To let fly, as a missile; to shoot.
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              They do discharge their shot of courtesy. --Shak.
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     8. To set aside; to annul; to dismiss.
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              We say such an order was "discharged on appeal."
                                                    --Mozley & W.
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              The order for Daly's attendance was discharged.
                                                    --Macaulay.
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     9. To throw off the obligation of, as a duty or debt; to
        relieve one's self of, by fulfilling conditions,
        performing duty, trust, and the like; hence, to perform or
        execute, as an office, or part.
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              Had I a hundred tongues, a wit so large
              As could their hundred offices discharge. --Dryden.
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     10. To send away (a creditor) satisfied by payment; to pay
         one's debt or obligation to. [Obs.]
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               If he had
               The present money to discharge the Jew. --Shak.
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     11. To give forth; to emit or send out; as, a pipe discharges
         water; to let fly; to give expression to; to utter; as,
         to discharge a horrible oath.
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     12. To prohibit; to forbid. [Scot. Obs.] --Sir W. Scott.
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     13. (Textile Dyeing & Printing) To bleach out or to remove or
         efface, as by a chemical process; as, to discharge the
         color from a dyed fabric in order to form light figures
         on a dark ground.
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     Discharging arch (Arch.), an arch over a door, window, or
        other opening, to distribute the pressure of the wall
        above. See Illust. of Lintel.
  
     Discharging piece, Discharging strut (Arch.), a piece set
        to carry thrust or weight to a solid point of support.
  
     Discharging rod (Elec.), a bent wire, with knobs at both
        ends, and insulated by a glass handle. It is employed for
        discharging a Leyden jar or an electrical battery. See
        Discharger.
  
     Syn: See Deliver.
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