Definition of 'discharge'
Video: pronunciation of 'discharge'
Example sentences containing 'discharge'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
She had surgery and was discharged from hospital yesterday. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But he was convicted of having cannabis and got a conditional discharge. The Sun (2016)One officer has been discharged from hospital. The Sun (2016)It is understood that he was taken to hospital and discharged after having stitches. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He discharged himself from hospital and left the country without telling anyone. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He was given a conditional discharge. Times, Sunday Times (2017)He got a conditional discharge yesterday. The Sun (2016)She was given a 12-month conditional discharge after she vowed to pay the money back. The Sun (2016)A further 35 per cent are discharged after being given advice or guidance only. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Failure to discharge patients, often because of a lack of social care, means an increasing number of elderly people are remaining in hospital unnecessarily. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This makes it easier to discharge patients into social care. Times, Sunday Times (2013)She was fined and given a conditional discharge. The Sun (2015)The men were taken to hospital but discharged. The Sun (2016)She was looking down at it and discharged the gun. The Sun (2015)The vast majority of teachers understand this obligation and discharge it well. Times, Sunday Times (2012)These carriages discharge waste on to the tracks. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It is the discharge and its cause that will be the focus of his attention. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The most likely explanation is premature discharge of patients by hospital trusts under pressure of targets. Times, Sunday Times (2006)He was given a conditional discharge for possessing heroin. The Sun (2006)Many stay too long in hospital or are discharged in worse health than when they arrived. Times, Sunday Times (2012)In what respect has he failed to discharge these obligations? Christianity Today (2000)Staff have been told they must tell the police an hour before a patient is discharged. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The footage shows a man being pinned to the ground by three policemen while a fourth discharges the stun gun. Times, Sunday Times (2009)If the repayment plan is successfully completed, the debts are discharged. Principles of Corporate Finance (1991)Some of last week's rioters were dismissed with a warning or a conditional discharge. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Typically, military members dismissed for failing drug tests do not receive an honourable discharge. Times, Sunday Times (2014)His debts to be discharged, and something still to remain! Pride and Prejudice (1813)She was given a two-year conditional discharge. Times, Sunday Times (2015)A previous demonstration ended with police discharging tear gas into the crowd. Times, Sunday Times (2013)I subsequently discharged my debt to her. EMPIRES OF THE PLAIN: Henry Rawlinson and the Lost Languages of Babylon (2003)If he discharges waste into the pipes and they flood your land, you could sue him for causing a nuisance. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He got an 18-month conditional discharge and must pay 85 costs. The Sun (2014)
Synonyms of 'discharge'
unloading, emptying, unburdening, disburdening
Trends of 'discharge'
Very Common. discharge is one of the 4000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage over:
Translations for 'discharge'
British English: discharge VERB
When someone is discharged from hospital, prison, or one of the armed services, they are officially allowed to leave, or told that they must leave.
He has a broken nose but may be discharged today.
Definition of discharge from the Collins English Dictionary
Study guides for every stage of your learning journey
Whether you're in search of a crossword puzzle, a detailed guide to tying knots, or tips on writing the perfect college essay, Harper Reference has you covered for all your study needs.
The etymology behind 4 eggs-ellent Springtime words
We’ve explored the diverse etymology of 4 eggs-ellent words associated with spring.
Up Lit, Alexa Laugh & Meet Me at McDonald’s Hair: March’s Words In The News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this March with Robert Groves.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.