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eject

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verb \i-ˈjekt\

Simple Definition of eject

  • : to force (someone) to leave

  • : to push (something) out

  • : to use a special device that throws you out and away from an airplane in an emergency : to use an ejection seat

Full Definition of eject

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to throw out especially by physical force, authority, or influence <ejected the player from the game> b :  to evict from property

  3. 2 :  to throw out or off from within <ejects the empty cartridges>

eject·able play \-ˈjek-tə-bəl\ adjective
ejec·tion play \-ˈjek-shən\ noun
ejec·tive play \-ˈjek-tiv\ adjective

Examples of eject

  1. The machine automatically ejected the CD.

  2. The pilot ejected when his plane caught fire.



Origin of eject

Middle English, from Latin ejectus, past participle of eicere, from e- + jacere


First Known Use: 15th century

Synonym Discussion of eject

eject, expel, oust, evict mean to drive or force out. eject carries an especially strong implication of throwing or thrusting out from within as a physical action <ejected an obnoxious patron from the bar>. expel stresses a thrusting out or driving away especially permanently which need not be physical <a student expelled from college>. oust implies removal or dispossession by power of the law or by force or compulsion <police ousted the squatters>. evict chiefly applies to turning out of house and home <evicted for nonpayment of rent>.

Medical Dictionary

eject

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transitive verb \i-ˈjekt\

Medical Definition of eject

  1. :  to force out or expel from within <blood ejected from the heart—S. F. Mason>

  2. ejec·tion \-ˈjek-shən\play noun





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