[+duties] s'acquitter de
→ the competence with which he discharged his duties
→ He is unable to discharge the duties of his office.
→ I will endeavour to discharge those responsibilities to the best of my ability
[+debt] s'acquitter de, régler
→ The goods were sold to discharge the debt.
→ He discharged all his debts before he died.
[+sewage, water] déverser
→ The sewage was being discharged at sea.
→ The waste discharged exceeded permitted pollution levels.
[+patient] laisser sortir
→ He has a broken nose but may be discharged today.
→ He was discharged from hospital last week.
to discharge o.s.
[patient] signer sa décharge
[+employee] congédier, licencier
→ He was discharged from the army after having malaria.
→ You are being discharged on medical grounds.
[+defendant] relaxer, élargir
→ He admitted possession of drugs and was discharged.
→ Lewis was tried for dangerously discharging a weapon.
to discharge one's gun faire feu
[+gas] émission f
→ Carbon monoxide discharge is high.
[+electricity] décharge f
(MEDICINE, from eye) sécrétion f
→ a watery discharge from their eyes
suintement m , (from nose)
→ a mild cold with a nasal discharge
vaginal discharge pertes fpl vaginales, pertes fpl blanches
[+employee] renvoi m , licenciement m
[+soldier] renvoi m
(=allowing to leave)
[+employee] congé m
[+soldier] (after duty)
démobilisation f , libération f → He applied for a discharge from the Army.
[+patient] sortie f → The midwife will see you after your discharge.
[+defendant] élargissement m , libération f → He was given a conditional discharge. →
conditional discharge (British, LAW)
n condamnation f avec sursis
dishonourable discharge , (British) dishonorable discharge (US)
n renvoi m (de l'armée) pour manquement à l'honneur
n pertes fpl vaginales, pertes fpl blanches