- The flow of fluid from part of the body such as the nose or vagina.
* * *1. That which is emitted or evacuated, as an excretion or a secretion. 2. The activation or firing of a neuron.- after-d. afterdischarge.
* * *1) to release from confinement, custody, or care <\discharge a patient from the hospital>2 a) to give outlet to or emit <a boil discharging pus>b) to release or give expression to (a pent-up emotion or a repressed impulse) <discharged his anxiety by working out with a punching bag> vi to pour forth fluid or other contents1) the act of relieving of something <\discharge of a repressed impulse>2) release from confinement, custody, or care <returned to work the day after \discharge from the hospital>3) something that is emitted or evacuated <a purulent \discharge from a wound> <a thick white vaginal \discharge>
* * *dis·charge (disґchahrj) 1. a setting free, or liberation. 2. matter or force set free. 3. an excretion or evacuation. 4. release from a hospital or other course of care. 5. the passing of an action potential through a neuron, axon, or muscle fiber.
Medical dictionary. 2011.