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Meaning of EXPEL

Pronunciation:  ik'spel

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  eliminate, as of bodily substances
  2. [v]  cause to flee
  3. [v]  remove from a position or office; "The chairman was ousted after he misappropriated funds"
  4. [v]  put out or expel from a place; "The child was expelled from the classroom"
  5. [v]  as from a country

EXPEL is a 5 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: boot out, boot out, chuck out, discharge, drum out, eject, eject, exclude, kick out, kick out, oust, release, rout, rout out, throw out, throw out, turf out, turn out
 See Also: abort, ban, banish, bar, blackball, bleed, blow, bounce, breathe, bump, cast out, cough out, cough up, debar, defeat, deliver, deport, depose, dislodge, displace, displace, egest, ejaculate, eliminate, emit, eruct, evict, excommunicate, excrete, exile, exorcise, exorcize, expatriate, expectorate, extradite, fester, force out, force out, hemorrhage, maturate, move, move, ostracise, ostracize, overcome, ovulate, pass, pass off, relegate, remove, shed blood, shun, spew, spew out, spit out, spit up, suppurate, surrender, suspend



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ex*pel"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Expelled}, p. pr. & vb.
n.. {Expelling}.] [L. expellere, expulsum; ex out + pellere
to drive: cf.F. expeller. See {Pulse} a beat.]
1. To drive or force out from that within which anything is
   contained, inclosed, or situated; to eject; as to expel
   air from a bellows.

         Did not ye . . . expel me out of my father's house?
                                               --Judg. xi. 7.

2. To drive away from one's country; to banish.

         Forewasted all their land, and them expelled.

         He shall expel them from before you . . . and ye
         shall possess their land.             --Josh. xxiii.

3. To cut off from further connection with an institution of
   learning, a society, and the like; as, to expel a student
   or member.

4. To keep out, off, or away; to exclude. ``To expel the
   winter's flaw.'' --Shak.

5. To discharge; to shoot. [Obs.]

         Then he another and another [shaft] did expel.

Syn: To banish; exile; eject; drive out. See {Banish}.

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