expulsion

noun
ex·​pul·​sion | \ ik-ˈspəl-shən How to pronounce expulsion (audio) \

Definition of expulsion

: the act of expelling : the state of being expelled

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Other Words from expulsion

expulsive \ ik-​ˈspəl-​siv How to pronounce expulsion (audio) \ adjective

Examples of expulsion in a Sentence

The government engaged in mass expulsions. the expulsion of air from the lungs
Recent Examples on the Web House Speaker Tina Kotek, D- Portland, called for Nearman to resign months ago but did not speak during House floor debate on his expulsion. Author: Hillary Borrud, Anchorage Daily News, 11 June 2021 House Speaker Tina Kotek, D-Portland, called for Nearman to resign months ago but did not speak during House floor debate on his expulsion. oregonlive, 10 June 2021 Apple’s policies — which prompted its expulsion from the platform. Enrique Dans, Forbes, 28 May 2021 His expulsion tells us something about the Ethiopian government and its guilt. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, 27 May 2021 On Friday, 13 years after her expulsion from Ballou, Hawkins graduated with a degree from Howard Law School. Washington Post, 11 May 2021 Her comments attracted widespread criticism, with Republicans calling for her expulsion from Congress for incitement. Carly Roman, Washington Examiner, 19 Apr. 2021 Trump resigned from the guild before his expulsion. NBC News, 5 Apr. 2021 Democrats subsequently called for his expulsion from the Legislature. Andrew Oxford, The Arizona Republic, 29 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of expulsion

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for expulsion

Middle English, from Anglo-French expulsioun, from Latin expulsion-, expulsio, from expellere to expel

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The first known use of expulsion was in the 15th century

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17 Jun 2021

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“Expulsion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/expulsion. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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expulsion

noun

English Language Learners 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

expulsion

noun
ex·​pul·​sion | \ ik-ˈspəl-shən How to pronounce expulsion (audio) \

Kids Definition of expulsion

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

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