Discharge vs Draining - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between discharge and draining
is that discharge
is to accomplish or complete, as an obligation while draining
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
To accomplish or complete, as an obligation.
* 1610 , , act 3 scene 1
To free of a debt, claim, obligation, responsibility, accusation, etc.; to absolve; to acquit; to clear.
- O most dear mistress, / The sun will set before I shall discharge / What I must strive to do.
- Discharged of business, void of strife.
To send away (a creditor) satisfied by payment; to pay one's debt or obligation to.
- In one man's fault discharge another man of his duty.
To set aside; to annul; to dismiss.
- If he had / The present money to discharge the Jew.
To expel or let go.
* H. Spencer
- The order for Daly's attendance was discharged .
To let fly, as a missile; to shoot.
- Feeling in other cases discharges itself in indirect muscular actions.
(electricity) To release (an accumulated charge).
To relieve of an office or employment; to send away from service; to dismiss.
- They do discharge their shot of courtesy.
- Discharge the common sort / With pay and thanks.
# (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.
- Grindal was discharged the government of his see.
To operate (any weapon that fires a projectile, such as a shotgun or sling).
- to discharge a prisoner
* 1918 , (Edgar Rice Burroughs), Chapter IV
- The galleys also did oftentimes, out of their prows, discharge their great pieces against the city.
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.
- 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 give forth; to emit or send out.
- to discharge a cargo
To let fly; to give expression to; to utter.
- A pipe discharges water.
(obsolete, Scotland) To prohibit; to forbid.
- He discharged a horrible oath.
- (Sir Walter Scott)
(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
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)
- Whereof what's past is prologue, what to come / In yours and my discharge .
the practice of exploring drains, tunnels, or sewers