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ex·pel

 (ĭk-spĕl′)
tr.v. ex·pelled, ex·pel·ling, ex·pels
1. To force or drive out: expel an invader.
2. To discharge from or as if from a receptacle: expelled a sigh of relief.
3. To deprive of membership or rights in an organization; force to leave: expelled the student from college for cheating.

[Middle English expellen, from Latin expellere : ex-, ex- + pellere, to drive; see pel- in Indo-European roots.]

ex·pel′la·ble adj.
ex·pel′ler n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.expelling - any of several bodily processes by which substances go out of the body; "the discharge of pus"
bodily function, bodily process, body process, activity - an organic process that takes place in the body; "respiratory activity"
ejaculation - the discharge of semen in males
excreting, excretion, voiding, elimination, evacuation - the bodily process of discharging waste matter
menses, menstruation, catamenia, menstruum, period, flow - the monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant women from puberty to menopause; "the women were sickly and subject to excessive menstruation"; "a woman does not take the gout unless her menses be stopped"--Hippocrates; "the semen begins to appear in males and to be emitted at the same time of life that the catamenia begin to flow in females"--Aristotle
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