expulsion

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noun ex·pul·sion \ik-ˈspəl-shən\

Definition of expulsion

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

expulsive

play \-ˈspəl-siv\ adjective

Examples of expulsion in a sentence

  1. The government engaged in mass expulsions.

  2. the expulsion of air from the lungs

Origin and Etymology of expulsion

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


First Known Use: 15th century


EXPULSION Defined for English Language Learners

expulsion

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noun ex·pul·sion \ik-ˈspəl-shən\

Definition of expulsion for English Language Learners

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

expulsion

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noun ex·pul·sion \ik-ˈspəl-shən\

Definition of expulsion for Students

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



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