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Drain vs. Discharge

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Drainnoun

A conduit allowing liquid to flow out of an otherwise contained volume; a plughole UK

‘The drain in the kitchen sink is clogged.’;

Dischargeverb

To accomplish or complete, as an obligation.

Drainnoun

An access point or conduit for rainwater that drains directly downstream in a (drainage) basin without going through sewers or water treatment in order to prevent or belay floods.

Dischargeverb

To free of a debt, claim, obligation, responsibility, accusation, etc.; to absolve; to acquit; to clear.

Drainnoun

Something consuming resources and providing nothing in return.

‘That rental property is a drain on our finances.’;

Dischargeverb

To send away (a creditor) satisfied by payment; to pay one's debt or obligation to.

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Drainnoun

(vulgar) An act of urination.

Dischargeverb

To set aside; to annul; to dismiss.

Drainnoun

(electronics) One terminal of a field effect transistor (FET).

Dischargeverb

To expel or let go.

Drainnoun

(pinball) An outhole.

Dischargeverb

To let fly, as a missile; to shoot.

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Drainnoun

A drink.

Dischargeverb

(electricity) To release (an accumulated charge).

Drainverb

(intransitive) To lose liquid.

‘The clogged sink drained slowly.’;

Dischargeverb

To relieve of an office or employment; to send away from service; to dismiss.

Drainverb

(intransitive) To flow gradually.

‘The water of low ground drains off.’;

Dischargeverb

(medicine) To release (an inpatient) from hospital.

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Drainverb

To cause liquid to flow out of.

‘Please drain the sink. It's full of dirty water.’;

Dischargeverb

(military) To release (a member of the armed forces) from service.

Drainverb

To convert a perennially wet place into a dry one.

‘They had to drain the swampy land before the parking lot could be built.’;

Dischargeverb

To release legally from confinement; to set at liberty.

‘to discharge a prisoner’;

Drainverb

(transitive) To deplete of energy or resources.

‘The stress of this job is really draining me.’;

Dischargeverb

To operate (any weapon that fires a projectile, such as a shotgun or sling).

Drainverb

(transitive) To draw off by degrees; to cause to flow gradually out or off; hence, to exhaust.

Dischargeverb

To release (an auxiliary assumption) from the list of assumptions used in arguments, and return to the main argument.

Drainverb

To filter.

Dischargeverb

To unload a ship or another means of transport.

Drainverb

To fall off the bottom of the playfield.

Dischargeverb

To put forth, or remove, as a charge or burden; to take out, as that with which anything is loaded or filled.

‘to discharge a cargo’;

Drainverb

To draw off by degrees; to cause to flow gradually out or off; hence, to cause the exhaustion of.

‘Fountains drain the water from the ground adjacent.’; ‘But it was not alone that the he drained their treasure and hampered their industry.’;

Dischargeverb

To give forth; to emit or send out.

‘A pipe discharges water.’;

Drainverb

To exhaust of liquid contents by drawing them off; to make gradually dry or empty; to remove surface water, as from streets, by gutters, etc.; to deprive of moisture; hence, to exhaust; to empty of wealth, resources, or the like; as, to drain a country of its specie.

‘Sinking waters, the firm land to drain,Filled the capacious deep and formed the main.’;

Dischargeverb

To let fly; to give expression to; to utter.

‘He discharged a horrible oath.’;

Drainverb

To filter.

‘Salt water, drained through twenty vessels of earth, hath become fresh.’;

Dischargeverb

To bleach out or to remove or efface, as by a chemical process.

‘to discharge the colour from a dyed fabric in order to form light figures on a dark background’;

Drainverb

To flow gradually; as, the water of low ground drains off.

Dischargeverb

To prohibit; to forbid.

Drainverb

To become emptied of liquor by flowing or dropping; as, let the vessel stand and drain.

Dischargenoun

Pus or exudate (other than blood) from a wound or orifice, usually due to infection or pathology.

Drainnoun

The act of draining, or of drawing off; gradual and continuous outflow or withdrawal; as, the drain of specie from a country; the project is a drain on resources.

Dischargenoun

The act of accomplishing (an obligation) or repaying a debt etc.; performance.

Drainnoun

That means of which anything is drained; a channel; a trench; a water course; a sewer; a sink.

Dischargenoun

The act of expelling or letting go.

Drainnoun

The grain from the mashing tub; as, brewers' drains.

Dischargenoun

The act of firing a projectile, especially from a firearm.

Drainnoun

emptying accomplished by draining

Dischargenoun

The process of unloading something.

Drainnoun

tube inserted into a body cavity (as during surgery) to remove unwanted material

Dischargenoun

The process of flowing out.

Drainnoun

a pipe through which liquid is carried away

Dischargenoun

(electricity) The act of releasing an accumulated charge.

Drainnoun

a gradual depletion of energy or resources;

‘a drain on resources’; ‘a drain of young talent by emmigration’;

Dischargenoun

(medicine) The act of releasing an inpatient from hospital.

Drainverb

flow off gradually;

‘The rain water drains into this big vat’;

Dischargenoun

(military) The act of releasing a member of the armed forces from service.

Drainverb

deplete of resources;

‘The exercise class drains me of energy’;

Dischargenoun

(hydrology) The volume of water transported by a river in a certain amount of time, usually in units of m3/s (cubic meters per second).

Drainverb

empty of liquid; drain the liquid from;

‘We drained the oil tank’;

Dischargeverb

To relieve of a charge, load, or burden; to empty of a load or cargo; to unburden; to unload; as, to discharge a vessel.

Drainverb

make weak;

‘Life in the camp drained him’;

Dischargeverb

To free of the missile with which anything is charged or loaded; to let go the charge of; as, to discharge a bow, catapult, etc.; especially, said of firearms, - to fire off; to shoot off; also, to relieve from a state of tension, as a Leyden jar.

‘The galleys also did oftentimes, out of their prows, discharge their great pieces against the city.’; ‘Feeling in other cases discharges itself in indirect muscular actions.’;

Dischargeverb

To of something weighing upon or impeding over one, as a debt, claim, obligation, responsibility, accusation, etc.; to absolve; to acquit; to clear.

‘Discharged of business, void of strife.’; ‘In one man's fault discharge another man of his duty.’;

Dischargeverb

To relieve of an office or employment; to send away from service; to dismiss.

‘Discharge the common sortWith pay and thanks.’; ‘Grindal . . . was discharged the government of his see.’;

Dischargeverb

To release legally from confinement; to set at liberty; as, to discharge a prisoner.

Dischargeverb

To put forth, or remove, as a charge or burden; to take out, as that with which anything is loaded or filled; as, to discharge a cargo.

Dischargeverb

To let fly, as a missile; to shoot.

‘They do discharge their shot of courtesy.’;

Dischargeverb

To set aside; to annul; to dismiss.

‘We say such an order was "discharged on appeal."’; ‘The order for Daly's attendance was discharged.’;

Dischargeverb

To throw off the obligation of, as a duty or debt; to relieve one's self of, by fulfilling conditions, performing duty, trust, and the like; hence, to perform or execute, as an office, or part.

‘Had I a hundred tongues, a wit so largeAs could their hundred offices discharge.’;

Dischargeverb

To send away (a creditor) satisfied by payment; to pay one's debt or obligation to.

‘If he hadThe present money to discharge the Jew.’;

Dischargeverb

To give forth; to emit or send out; as, a pipe discharges water; to let fly; to give expression to; to utter; as, to discharge a horrible oath.

Dischargeverb

To prohibit; to forbid.

Dischargeverb

To bleach out or to remove or efface, as by a chemical process; as, to discharge the color from a dyed fabric in order to form light figures on a dark ground.

Dischargeverb

To throw off or deliver a load, charge, or burden; to unload; to emit or give vent to fluid or other contents; as, the water pipe discharges freely.

‘The cloud, if it were oily or fatty, would not discharge.’;

Dischargenoun

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.

Dischargenoun

Firing off; explosive removal of a charge; explosion; letting off; as, a discharge of arrows, of artillery.

Dischargenoun

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.

Dischargenoun

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.

‘Indefatigable in the discharge of business.’; ‘Nothing can absolve us from the discharge of those duties.’;

Dischargenoun

Release or dismissal from an office, employment, etc.; dismission; as, the discharge of a workman by his employer.

Dischargenoun

Legal release from confinement; liberation; as, the discharge of a prisoner.

Dischargenoun

The state of being discharged or relieved of a debt, obligation, office, and the like; acquittal.

‘Too secure of our dischargeFrom penalty.’;

Dischargenoun

That which discharges or releases from an obligation, liability, penalty, etc., as a price of ransom, a legal document.

‘Death, who sets all free,Hath paid his ransom now and full discharge.’;

Dischargenoun

A flowing or issuing out; emission; vent; evacuation; also, that which is discharged or emitted; as, a rapid discharge of water from the pipe.

‘The hemorrhage being stopped, the next occurrence is a thin serous discharge.’;

Dischargenoun

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.

Dischargenoun

the sudden giving off of energy

Dischargenoun

the act of venting

Dischargenoun

a substance that is emitted or released

Dischargenoun

any of several bodily processes by which substances go out of the body;

‘the discharge of pus’;

Dischargenoun

electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field

Dischargenoun

the pouring forth of a fluid

Dischargenoun

the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)

Dischargenoun

a formal written statement of relinquishment

Dischargenoun

the act of discharging a gun

Dischargeverb

complete or carry out;

‘discharge one's duties’;

Dischargeverb

pour forth or release;

‘discharge liquids’;

Dischargeverb

eliminate (substances) from the body

Dischargeverb

free from obligations or duties

Dischargeverb

remove the charge from

Dischargeverb

go off or discharge;

‘The gun fired’;

Dischargeverb

pronounce not guilty of criminal charges;

‘The suspect was cleared of the murder charges’;

Dischargeverb

leave or unload, especially of passengers or cargo;

Dischargeverb

cause to go off;

‘fire a gun’; ‘fire a bullet’;

Dischargeverb

release from military service

Dischargeverb

become empty or void of its content;

‘The room emptied’;

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