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tr.v. ex·clud·ed, ex·clud·ing, ex·cludes
1. To prevent from entering; keep out; bar: a jar sealed to exclude outside air; an immigration policy that excludes undesirables.
2. To prevent from being included, considered, or accepted; reject: The court excluded the improperly obtained evidence.
3. To put out; expel.

[Middle English excluden, from Latin exclūdere : ex-, ex- + claudere, to shut.]

ex·clud′a·bil′i·ty n.
ex·clud′a·ble, ex·clud′i·ble adj. & n.
ex·clud′er n.


the quality of being able to be excluded
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