Discharge in the context to expel or to "let go" may refer to:
- A military discharge, issued when a member of the armed forces is released from service
- Termination of employment, the end of an employee's duration with an employer
- A patient discharge, the formal ending of inpatient care
- Conditional discharge, a criminal sentence allowing a defendant to avoid punishment if certain conditions are met
- The act of firing a gun
- Port of discharge or delivery (POD)
Discharge in the context of a flow may refer to:
- Discharger, an electrical device that releases stored energy
- Electrostatic discharge, sudden and momentary electric current flows between two objects
- Dielectric barrier discharge, the electrical discharge between two electrodes separated by an insulating dielectric barrier
- Corona discharge, a type of electrical current
- Direct-current discharge, a plasma
- Gas-discharge lamp, a light bulb that includes a discharge gas
- Partial discharge, a temporary breakdown of electrical insulation
- Discharge (hydrology), the amount of water flowing through the river
- Groundwater discharge, the volumetric flow rate of groundwater through an aquifer
- Effluent released into a river or sea
- Discharging method (discrete mathematics) is a proof technique in discrete mathematics
- The flow of fluids from certain parts of the body:
- Menstruation or other vaginal discharge
Other uses of discharge include:
- Discharge (band), British hardcore punk band
- Discharge (album), a self-titled album by released in 2002
- "Discharge", a song by Anthrax from Persistence of Time
- Bankruptcy discharge, the injunction that bars acts to enforce certain debts
- In co-counselling, the ways in which pent-up emotional hurt can be released, e.g. via crying, laughter, etc.
- Discharge petition, the process of bringing a bill out of committee to the floor for a vote without the cooperation of leadership
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