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discharge

1. the act of removing a load, as of cargo
2. Law
a. a release, as of a person held under legal restraint
b. an annulment, as of a court order
3. Physics
a. the act or process of removing or losing charge or of equalizing a potential difference
b. a transient or continuous conduction of electricity through a gas by the formation and movement of electrons and ions in an applied electric field
4. 
a. the volume of fluid flowing along a pipe or a channel in unit time
b. the output rate of a plant or piece of machinery, such as a pump

discharge

[′dis‚chärj]
(electricity)
To remove a charge from a battery, capacitor, or other electric-energy storage device.
(electronics)
The passage of electricity through a gas, usually accompanied by a glow, arc, spark, or corona. Also known as electric discharge.
(fluid mechanics)
The flow rate of a fluid at a given instant expressed as volume per unit of time.
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The majority were discharged to their home address although Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board said it does not record whether a family member was informed.
The report estimates that, each year, more than 400,000 patients are discharged from hospital between 11pm and 6am - many of whom could be elderly or vulnerable patients with inadequate care and support.
Sir Bruce Keogh, medical director of the NHS, said: "I am concerned to hear that some patients may be being discharged unnecessarily late.
7 : to get rid of by paying or doing <discharge a debt> <He discharged his responsibilities.
We found that the risk-adjusted mortality for patients discharged from ICU between 1800 and 0600 hours was higher than the population median (Figures 1 and 2) and this time interval was chosen to represent "after-hours".
He got "born again" religiously while being trained to kill legally; got sent to Iraq with the 101st Airborne Division's 502nd Infantry Regiment; got shot at; and got discharged for a "personality disorder" after allegedly leading the Abeer massacre.
In this case, containers from USNS Red Cloud (a large, medium-speed, roll-on/roll-off ship) will be discharged onto Navy barges using ship-based cranes.
Investigators also found that patients who had not resumed their antihyperglycemic agents at discharge also were more likely to be discharged without receiving statins, [beta] blockers, ACE inhibitors, and aspirin.
Patients who were well enough to be discharged were sometimes waiting up to eight to ten hours to leave the hospital because of systems problems.
In addition, the circuit court concluded that material issues of fact remain with respect to whether the plaintiff had established that she was constructively discharged due to the hostile work environment and, perhaps, most important, if she was constructively discharged, whether that would amount to a tangible employment action, meaning no defense to liability could be offered.
The 950th team documented and discharged more than 300 pieces of Polish and Slovak equipment returning from a rotation in Southwest Asia in support of the Global War on Terrorism.
9,500 Estimated number of gay and lesbian soldiers discharged under "don't ask, don't tell" since 1993