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discharge | pud |

As a verb discharge

is to accomplish or complete, as an obligation.

As a noun discharge

is (symptom) (uncountable ) pus or exudate (other than blood) from a wound or orifice, usually due to infection or pathology.

As a proper noun pud is





  • 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)


    (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)
  • pud


    Etymology 1

    Clipped form of pudding.


    (en noun)
  • (colloquial) Pudding (either sweet or savoury).
  • (slang) Penis.
  • * 1982 , (TC Boyle), Water Music , Penguin 2006, p. 387:
  • Standing there, half-awake, pud in hand, he feels washed out and hungover, though he hasn't touched a drop in weeks.
    Derived terms
    * pudknocker

    Etymology 2

    Origin unknown.


    (en noun)
  • (colloquial) Child's hand; child's fist.
  • (Lamb)

    Etymology 3


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