ex·​pulse ik-ˈspəls How to pronounce expulse (audio)
expulsed; expulsing

Examples of expulse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In this case, shed doesn’t mean put in the tool shed but rather release or expulse the live virus into your surroundings. Bruce Y. Lee, Forbes, 8 May 2021 To expulse the Russian team from the Pyeongchang Games? Rebecca R. Ruiz, New York Times, 10 Jan. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of expulse was in the 15th century

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“Expulse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/expulse. Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

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