Translation of discharge in Spanish:


transitive verb/verbo transitivo

/dɪsˈtʃɑːrdʒ; dɪsˈtʃɑːdʒ/
  • 1 1.1 (release) [prisoner] liberar, poner* en libertad; [patient] dar* de alta; [juror] dispensar; [bankrupt] rehabilitar I discharged myself from hospital me di de alta yo mismo del hospital he was discharged from the army fue dado de baja del ejército to discharge oneself from a responsibility [formal] eximirse de una responsabilidad [formal] 1.2 (dismiss) [formal] despedir*
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    • A group of former members of the armed forces who were discharged from the military for being gay have filed suit asking to be reinstated.
    • On 19th October 1994 he was discharged from the police on the grounds of permanent ill health.
    • The four applicants, three men and one woman, had been administratively discharged from the armed forces under this policy.
  • 2 2.1 (send out) [smoke/fumes] despedir*; [electricity] descargar*; [sewage/waste] verter* to discharge pus supurar 2.2 (unload) [cargo] descargar*; [passenger] desembarcar*
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    • It depicts a sloop leaving a dock after having discharged a group of passengers.
    • At the port, a cargo ship docked and discharged heavy trucks of the kind used to carry tanks or other heavy armour.
    • Since we were not going to hit the Floral Park station where we could stop at a platform, we would now need to return to Jamaica to discharge the passengers.
    2.3 (shoot) [volley/broadside] descargar*; [arrow] arrojar, lanzar*
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    • He had thought he was a sufficient distance away from the neighbour's boundary when he had discharged the firearm.
    • The facts were that the lady discharged her firearm against two youngsters who were totally innocent of any misdemeanour.
    • He has said he declined to report the incident at the time because he had illegally discharged a firearm in a national park.
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    • In the Baltic Sea, similar dumps have started to discharge mustard gas, forming a jelly on contact with water.
    • It would tackle the amount of raw sewage being discharged into local water courses and remove the need for householders to have septic tanks maintained and emptied.
    • The station was allowed to discharge sewage into the river during an emergency and was supposed to have alarms fitted to act as a warning when there had been a pump failure, but none of them worked.
  • 3 3.1 [duty/obligation] cumplir con 3.2 [debt] saldar, liquidar
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    • The payment of a debt to one of a number of joint creditors discharges a debt owed to them jointly.
    • He died of gangrene before he could pay, but his son dutifully discharged the debt.
    • However, I only discharge the debts I lawfully incur.
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    • That was the only time that he was actually unable to perform or discharge the duties of the president.
    • He said he was required to discharge his duty free from interference from any other authority.
    • For success, all these people are required to discharge their duties.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

/dɪsˈtʃɑːrdʒ; dɪsˈtʃɑːdʒ/
  • 1.1 [river] desembocar*, descargar* [technical/técnico] 1.2 [wound/fistula] supurar 1.3 [battery] descargarse*
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    • A 23 year old woman was referred by her general practitioner with multiple, unsightly lesions on her right pinna, which occasionally discharged pus.
    • He said that his ears were swollen and bleeding and discharging pus.
    • Maybe you should also disqualify those golfers who discharge phlegm from their mouths while playing.
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    • It is recommended that you fully charge and discharge the new battery two to four times to allow it to reach its maximum rated capacity.
    • If the concentration of such a species is high enough that it does not change much as the battery is discharged, then the voltage output remains nearly constant.
    • If it is a battery that is shorted, the battery will be discharged very quickly and will heat up due to the high current flow.


/ˈdɪstʃɑːrdʒ; ˈdɪstʃɑːdʒ/

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