Discharge vs Draining - What's the difference?

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As verbs the difference between discharge and draining

is that discharge is to accomplish or complete, as an obligation while draining is .

As nouns the difference between discharge and draining

is that discharge is (symptom) (uncountable ) pus or exudate (other than blood) from a wound or orifice, usually due to infection or pathology while draining is the practice of exploring drains, tunnels, or sewers.

As an adjective draining is

that drains.

discharge

English

Verb

(discharg)
  • To accomplish or complete, as an obligation.
  • * 1610 , , act 3 scene 1
  • O most dear mistress, / The sun will set before I shall discharge / What I must strive to do.
  • To free of a debt, claim, obligation, responsibility, accusation, etc.; to absolve; to acquit; to clear.
  • * Dryden
  • Discharged of business, void of strife.
  • * L'Estrange
  • In one man's fault discharge another man of his duty.
  • To send away (a creditor) satisfied by payment; to pay one's debt or obligation to.
  • * Shakespeare
  • If he had / The present money to discharge the Jew.
  • To set aside; to annul; to dismiss.
  • * Macaulay
  • The order for Daly's attendance was discharged .
  • To expel or let go.
  • * H. Spencer
  • Feeling in other cases discharges itself in indirect muscular actions.
  • To let fly, as a missile; to shoot.
  • * Shakespeare
  • They do discharge their shot of courtesy.
  • (electricity) To release (an accumulated charge).
  • To relieve of an office or employment; to send away from service; to dismiss.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Discharge the common sort / With pay and thanks.
  • * Milton
  • Grindal was discharged the government of his see.
  • # (medicine) To release (an inpatient) from hospital.
  • # (military) To release (a member of the armed forces) from service.
  • To release legally from confinement; to set at liberty.
  • to discharge a prisoner
  • To operate (any weapon that fires a projectile, such as a shotgun or sling).
  • * Knolles
  • The galleys also did oftentimes, out of their prows, discharge their great pieces against the city.
  • * 1918 , (Edgar Rice Burroughs), Chapter IV
  • I ran forward, discharging my pistol into the creature's body in an effort to force it to relinquish its prey; but I might as profitably have shot at the sun.
  • To release (an auxiliary assumption) from the list of assumptions used in arguments, and return to the main argument.
  • To unload a ship or another means of transport.
  • 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
  • To give forth; to emit or send out.
  • A pipe discharges water.
  • To let fly; to give expression to; to utter.
  • He discharged a horrible oath.
  • (obsolete, Scotland) To prohibit; to forbid.
  • (Sir Walter Scott)

    Noun

    (wikipedia discharge)
  • (symptom) (uncountable ) pus or exudate (other than blood) from a wound or orifice, usually due to infection or pathology
  • the act of accomplishing (an obligation); performance
  • * 1610 , , act 2 scene 1
  • Whereof what's past is prologue, what to come / In yours and my discharge .
  • the act of expelling or letting go
  • (electricity) the act of releasing an accumulated charge
  • (medicine) the act of releasing an inpatient from hospital
  • (military) the act of releasing a member of the armed forces from service
  • (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)
  • draining

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • That drains
  • Noun

    (-)
  • the practice of exploring drains, tunnels, or sewers