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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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* Assessment of other vital signs should be considered before discharging a patient from Post Anesthesia Care Unit.
Night discharges may be reduced by providing more intensive care and general ward beds during times of increased admission pressure, by prioritising the discharge of patients during the day to free intensive care beds in anticipation of the need to admit patients overnight and by providing facilities to admit patients overnight without discharging patients (flexible bed capacity).
"They are discharging gay people who are highly trained and replacing them with people just getting out of basic training and who have been in the military for six months," Muller says.
Clean Water Act regulations generally prohibit boats from discharging untreated sewage but allow the discharge of treated sewage using certified marine sanitation devices.
In an earlier study linked to an investigation of why negatively charged ions kill bacteria, Goheen found that discharging a negative ion source into a flask containing a little water created ozone in the neighborhood of 1,500 parts per billion (ppb)--vastly higher than the U.S.
Therefore, defervescence, even up to 7 days, may not be the single indicator for discharging SARS patients.
Flexicon's new BFF model with multi-purpose hood allows automatic discharging from bulk bags and manual emptying from sacks, drums, and other containers.