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

  Discharge \Dis*charge"\, n. [Cf. F. d['e]charge. See
     Discharge, v. t.]
     1. The act of discharging; the act of relieving of a charge
        or load; removal of a load or burden; unloading; as, the
        discharge of a ship; discharge of a cargo.
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     2. Firing off; explosive removal of a charge; explosion;
        letting off; as, a discharge of arrows, of artillery.
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     3. Act of relieving of something which oppresses or weighs
        upon one, as an obligation, liability, debt, accusation,
        etc.; acquittance; as, the discharge of a debtor.
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     4. Act of removing, or getting rid of, an obligation,
        liability, etc.; fulfillment, as by the payment of a debt,
        or the performance of a trust or duty.
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              Indefatigable in the discharge of business.
                                                    --Motley.
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              Nothing can absolve us from the discharge of those
              duties.                               --L'Estrange.
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     5. Release or dismissal from an office, employment, etc.;
        dismission; as, the discharge of a workman by his
        employer.
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     6. Legal release from confinement; liberation; as, the
        discharge of a prisoner.
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     7. The state of being discharged or relieved of a debt,
        obligation, office, and the like; acquittal.
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              Too secure of our discharge
              From penalty.                         --Milton.
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     8. That which discharges or releases from an obligation,
        liability, penalty, etc., as a price of ransom, a legal
        document.
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              Death, who sets all free,
              Hath paid his ransom now and full discharge.
                                                    --Milton.
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     9. A flowing or issuing out; emission; vent; evacuation;
        also, that which is discharged or emitted; as, a rapid
        discharge of water from the pipe.
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              The hemorrhage being stopped, the next occurrence is
              a thin serous discharge.              --S. Sharp.
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     10. (Elec.) The equalization of a difference of electric
         potential between two points. The character of the
         discharge is mostly determined by the nature of the
         medium through which it takes place, the amount of the
         difference of potential, and the form of the terminal
         conductors on which the difference exists. The discharge
         may be alternating, continuous, brush, connective,
         disruptive, glow, oscillatory, stratified, etc.
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     Charge and discharge. (Equity Practice) See under Charge,
        n.
  
     Paralytic discharge (Physiol.), the increased secretion
        from a gland resulting from the cutting of all of its
        nerves.
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