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expulsion

noun ex·pul·sion \ik-ˈspəl-shən\

: the act of forcing someone to leave a place (such as a country or a school) : the act of expelling someone

: the act of forcing something out : the act of expelling something

Full Definition of EXPULSION

:  the act of expelling :  the state of being expelled
ex·pul·sive \-ˈspəl-siv\ adjective
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Examples of EXPULSION

  1. The government engaged in mass expulsions.
  2. the expulsion of air from the lungs

Origin of EXPULSION

Middle English, from Anglo-French expulsioun, from Latin expulsion-, expulsio, from expellere to expel
First Known Use: 15th century

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EXPULSION Defined for Kids

expulsion

noun ex·pul·sion \ik-ˈspəl-shən\

Definition of EXPULSION for Kids

:  the act of forcing to leave :  the state of being forced to leave

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