expellant

noun
ex·​pel·​lant
variants: or expellent \ -​lənt \
plural -s

Definition of expellant

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: an expellant medicine

expellant

adjective
variants: or expellent \ " \

Definition of expellant (Entry 2 of 2)

: tending or serving to expel : expulsive

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History and Etymology for expellant

Noun

expellant from expel + -ant, noun suffix; expellent from Latin expellent-, expellens, present participle of expellere

Adjective

expellant from expel + -ant, adjective suffix; expellent from Latin expellent-, expellens, present participle of expellere

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“Expellant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/expellant. Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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