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expulsion

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noun ex·pul·sion \ik-ˈspəl-shən\

Simple Definition of expulsion

  • : 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

  1. :  the act of expelling :  the state of being expelled

ex·pul·sive play \-ˈspəl-siv\ adjective

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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