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Dictionary Definition

expel

Verb

1 force to leave or move out; "He was expelled from his native country" [syn: throw out, kick out]
2 put out or expel from a place; "The child was expelled from the classroom" [syn: eject, chuck out, exclude, throw out, kick out, turf out, boot out, turn out]
3 remove from a position or office; "The chairman was ousted after he misappropriated funds" [syn: oust, throw out, drum out, boot out, kick out]
4 cause to flee; "rout out the fighters from their caves" [syn: rout, rout out]
5 eliminate (substances) from the body [syn: discharge, eject, release] [also: expelling, expelled]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Verb

(rare)
  1. To eject or erupt
  2. To remove from membership

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Translations

to eject
to remove from membership
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Extensive Definition

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Expulsion may refer to:
expel in Catalan: Expulsió
expel in German: Vertreibung
expel in Spanish: Expulsión
expel in French: Expulsion
expel in Hungarian: Németek kitelepítése
expel in Japanese: ドイツ人追放
expel in Norwegian: Eksklusjon
expel in Polish: Wysiedlenia Niemców po II wojnie światowej
expel in Romanian: Expulzarea germanilor după al doilea război mondial
expel in Russian: Изгнание

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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