Meaning of self-discharge in English:


Pronunciation /ˌsɛlfˈdɪstʃɑːdʒ/


  • 1The action of discharging oneself. Now especially with reference to a patient: the action of leaving hospital after declining further treatment, usually against medical advice.

  • 2In a battery or capacitor: a gradual loss of stored charge when not in use, owing to internal chemical reactions, imperfect insulation, etc.


Late 17th century. From self- + discharge.