Expel Definition

expelled, expelling, expels
expelled, expelling, expels
To drive out by force; force out; eject.
Webster's New World
To discharge from or as if from a receptacle.
Expelled a sigh of relief.
American Heritage
To dismiss or send away by authority; deprive of rights, membership, etc.
Webster's New World
To expel is defined as to force something or someone out, or to kick someone out of a social club, school or other group.
When you breath out deeply after you've been holding your breath from fear, this is an example of a time when you expel your breath.
When a school kicks out a student for cheating, this is an example of time when the school expels the student.

Origin of Expel

  • Middle English expellen from Latin expellere ex- ex- pellere to drive pel-5 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition


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