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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Discharge \Dis*charge"\, n. [Cf. F. d['e]charge. See Discharge, v. t.] 1. The act of discharging; the act of relieving of a charge or load; removal of a load or burden; unloading; as, the discharge of a ship; discharge of a cargo. [1913 Webster] 2. Firing off; explosive removal of a charge; explosion; letting off; as, a discharge of arrows, of artillery. [1913 Webster] 3. Act of relieving of something which oppresses or weighs upon one, as an obligation, liability, debt, accusation, etc.; acquittance; as, the discharge of a debtor. [1913 Webster] 4. Act of removing, or getting rid of, an obligation, liability, etc.; fulfillment, as by the payment of a debt, or the performance of a trust or duty. [1913 Webster] Indefatigable in the discharge of business. --Motley. [1913 Webster] Nothing can absolve us from the discharge of those duties. --L'Estrange. [1913 Webster] 5. Release or dismissal from an office, employment, etc.; dismission; as, the discharge of a workman by his employer. [1913 Webster] 6. Legal release from confinement; liberation; as, the discharge of a prisoner. [1913 Webster] 7. The state of being discharged or relieved of a debt, obligation, office, and the like; acquittal. [1913 Webster] Too secure of our discharge From penalty. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 8. That which discharges or releases from an obligation, liability, penalty, etc., as a price of ransom, a legal document. [1913 Webster] Death, who sets all free, Hath paid his ransom now and full discharge. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 9. A flowing or issuing out; emission; vent; evacuation; also, that which is discharged or emitted; as, a rapid discharge of water from the pipe. [1913 Webster] The hemorrhage being stopped, the next occurrence is a thin serous discharge. --S. Sharp. [1913 Webster] 10. (Elec.) The equalization of a difference of electric potential between two points. The character of the discharge is mostly determined by the nature of the medium through which it takes place, the amount of the difference of potential, and the form of the terminal conductors on which the difference exists. The discharge may be alternating, continuous, brush, connective, disruptive, glow, oscillatory, stratified, etc. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] Charge and discharge. (Equity Practice) See under Charge, n. Paralytic discharge (Physiol.), the increased secretion from a gland resulting from the cutting of all of its nerves. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Charge \Charge\, n. [F. charge, fr. charger to load. See Charge, v. t., and cf. Cargo, Caricature.] 1. A load or burder laid upon a person or thing. [1913 Webster] 2. A person or thing commited or intrusted to the care, custody, or management of another; a trust. [1913 Webster] Note: The people of a parish or church are called the charge of the clergyman who is set over them. [1913 Webster] 3. Custody or care of any person, thing, or place; office; responsibility; oversight; obigation; duty. [1913 Webster] 'Tis a great charge to come under one body's hand. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. Heed; care; anxiety; trouble. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 5. Harm. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 6. An order; a mandate or command; an injunction. [1913 Webster] The king gave cherge concerning Absalom. --2. Sam. xviii. 5. [1913 Webster] 7. An address (esp. an earnest or impressive address) containing instruction or exhortation; as, the charge of a judge to a jury; the charge of a bishop to his clergy. [1913 Webster] 8. An accusation of a wrong of offense; allegation; indictment; specification of something alleged. [1913 Webster] The charge of confounding very different classes of phenomena. --Whewell. [1913 Webster] 9. Whatever constitutes a burden on property, as rents, taxes, lines, etc.; costs; expense incurred; -- usually in the plural. [1913 Webster] 10. The price demanded for a thing or service. [1913 Webster] 11. An entry or a account of that which is due from one party to another; that which is debited in a business transaction; as, a charge in an account book. [1913 Webster] 12. That quantity, as of ammunition, electricity, ore, fuel, etc., which any apparatus, as a gun, battery, furnace, machine, etc., is intended to receive and fitted to hold, or which is actually in it at one time [1913 Webster] 13. The act of rushing upon, or towards, an enemy; a sudden onset or attack, as of troops, esp. cavalry; hence, the signal for attack; as, to sound the charge. [1913 Webster] Never, in any other war afore, gave the Romans a hotter charge upon the enemies. --Holland. [1913 Webster] The charge of the light brigade. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 14. A position (of a weapon) fitted for attack; as, to bring a weapon to the charge. [1913 Webster] 15. (Far.) A sort of plaster or ointment. [1913 Webster] 16. (Her.) A bearing. See Bearing, n., 8. [1913 Webster] 17. [Cf. Charre.] Thirty-six pigs of lead, each pig weighing about seventy pounds; -- called also charre. [1913 Webster] 18. Weight; import; value. [1913 Webster] Many suchlike "as's" of great charge. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Back charge. See under Back, a. Bursting charge. (a) (Mil.) The charge which bursts a shell, etc. (b) (Mining) A small quantity of fine powder to secure the ignition of a charge of coarse powder in blasting. Charge and discharge (Equity Practice), the old mode or form of taking an account before a master in chancery. Charge sheet, the paper on which are entered at a police station all arrests and accusations. To sound the charge, to give the signal for an attack. Syn: Care; custody; trust; management; office; expense; cost; price; assault; attack; onset; injunction; command; order; mandate; instruction; accusation; indictment. [1913 Webster]