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 for discharged
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
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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.
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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.
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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
     Syn: See Deliver.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: having lost your job [syn: discharged, dismissed,
             fired, laid-off, pink-slipped]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  30 Moby Thesaurus words for "discharged":
     accomplished, achieved, acquitted, attained, compassed,
     consummated, dispatched, disposed of, effected, effectuated,
     executed, expended, fulfilled, hired, implemented, liquidated,
     paid, paid in full, postpaid, prepaid, realized, receipted,
     remitted, salaried, set at rest, settled, spent, waged, wrought,
     wrought out

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  DISCHARGED. Released, or liberated from custody. It is not equivalent to 
  acquitted in a declaration for a malicious prosecution. 2 Yeates, 475 2 Term 
  Rep. 231; 1 Strange, 114; Doug. 205 3 Leon. 100. 

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