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expel

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of expel

  1. 1 to drive or force out animal lover though I am, I was determined to expel the uninvited mouse from my room Synonyms of expel banish, boot (out), bounce, cast out, chase, dismiss, drum (out), eject, extrude, kick out, oust, out, rout, run off, throw out, turf (out) [chiefly British], turn outWords Related to expel deforce, deport, displace, dispossess, evict, exile, expatriate, ostracize, read out, shut out; ax (or axe), can, cashier, defenestrate, discharge, fire, muster out, pink-slip, release, remove, retire, sack, terminateNear Antonyms of expel accept, admit, receive, take, take in; welcome; entertain, harbor, house, lodge, shelter

  2. 2 to throw or give off something in a wastebasket was expelling a foul odor Synonyms of expel cast, discharge, emanate, evolve, exhale, emit, expire [archaic], give out, irradiate, issue, radiate, release, send (out), shoot, throw out, ventWords Related to expel eliminate, evacuate, excrete, exude, ooze, secrete; eject, erupt, gush, jet, outpour, pour, spew, spout, spray, spurt, squirtNear Antonyms of expel absorb, inhale, soak (up), sponge, suck (up), take up

  3. 3 to violently throw out or off (something from within) ringing and flashing madly, the slot machine expelled a bucketful of quarters Synonyms of expel belch, disgorge, eject, eruct, erupt, jet, spew, spout, spurtWords Related to expel gush, pour, squirt, stream, surge; emanate, exhale, issue, release, shoot, spit, spring, vent; discharge, emit, fire; cast, fling, heave, hurl, launch, pitch, tossNear Antonyms of expel bottle (up), contain, restrain, shut (in or up)

  4. 4 to let or force out of the lungs asked the patient to expel a deep breath Synonyms of expel blow (out), breathe (out), exhale, expireWords Related to expel expectorateAntonyms of expel inbreathe, inhale, inspire



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