expel


expel

verb

Definition of EXPEL

1
to drive or force out <animal lover though I am, I was determined to expel the uninvited mouse from my room>
Synonyms banish, boot (out), bounce, cast out, chase, dismiss, drum (out), expel, extrude, kick out, oust, out, rout, run off, throw out, turf (out) [chiefly British], turn out
2
to throw or give off <something in a wastebasket was expelling a foul odor>
Near Antonyms absorb, inhale, soak (up), sponge, suck (up), take up
3
to violently throw out or off (something from within) <ringing and flashing madly, the slot machine expelled a bucketful of quarters>
Near Antonyms bottle (up), contain, restrain, shut (in or up)
4
to let or force out of the lungs <asked the patient to expel a deep breath>
Synonyms blow (out), breathe (out), expel, expire
Related Words expectorate

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