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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·card v. t. [imp. & p. p. Discarded; p. pr. & vb. n. Discarding.]
 1. Card Playing To throw out of one's hand, as superfluous cards; to lay aside (a card or cards).
 2. To cast off as useless or as no longer of service; to dismiss from employment, confidence, or favor; to discharge; to turn away.
    They blame the favorites, and think it nothing extraordinary that the queen should . . . resolve to discard them.   --Swift.
 3. To put or thrust away; to reject.
    A man discards the follies of boyhood.   --I. Taylor.
 Syn: -- To dismiss; displace; discharge; cashier.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 discarded
      adj 1: thrown away; "wearing someone's cast-off clothes";
             "throwaway children living on the streets"; "salvaged
             some thrown-away furniture" [syn: cast-off(a), throwaway(a),
              thrown-away(a)]
      2: disposed of as useless; "waste paper" [syn: cast-off(a), junked,
          scrap(a), waste]