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Thread #152747   Message #3573233
Posted By: Ebbie
06-Nov-13 - 02:25 AM
Thread Name: BS: Is Obama Unable to Discharge?
Subject: RE: BS: Is Obama Unable to Discharge?
I don't think so. It's not in here.

verb \dis-ˈchärj, ˈdis-ˌ\

: to allow (someone) to leave a hospital, prison, etc.

: to take away the job of (someone) : to end the employment of (someone)

: to end the service of (someone) in a formal or official way : to release (someone) from duty
Full Definition of DISCHARGE
transitive verb
: to relieve of a charge, load, or burden:
a : unload
b : to release from an obligation
c : to release electrical energy from (as a battery or capacitor) by a discharge
a : to let or put off
b : shoot
c : to release from confinement, custody, or care
d : to give outlet or vent to : emit
a (1) : to dismiss from employment (2) : to release from service or duty
b : to get rid of (as a debt or obligation) by performing an appropriate action (as payment)
c : to set aside : annul
d : to order (a legislative committee) to end consideration of a bill in order to bring it before the house for action
: to bear and distribute (as the weight of a wall above an opening)
: to bleach out or remove (color or dye) in dyeing and printing textiles
: to cancel the record of the loan of (a library book) upon return
intransitive verb
a : to throw off or deliver a load, charge, or burden
b : to release electrical energy by a discharge
a : go off, fire —used of a gun
b : spread, run
c : to pour forth fluid or other contents
— dis·charge·able adjective
— dis·charg·ee noun
— dis·charg·er noun
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Examples of DISCHARGE

    She's due to be discharged from the hospital on Wednesday.
    We had to discharge several employees last week.
    Thousands of soldiers were discharged after the war.
    The judge discharged the jury.
    The ship discharged missiles against enemy targets.
    The gun failed to discharge.

Middle English, from Anglo-French descharger, from Late Latin discarricare, from Latin dis- + Late Latin carricare to load — more at charge
First Known Use: 14th century