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exile

ex·ile

exile

 
 
pronunciation:
eg zaIl [or] ek saIl
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the condition of being sent away from one's country and not allowed to return as a punishment.
The government sent the spy into exile for ten years.
synonyms:
banishment
definition 2: a person who is separated from his or her country or home.
Many Cuban exiles live in the United States.
similar words:
alien, foreigner, outcast, refugee, stranger
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: exiled, exiles, exiling
definition: to send away from one's country or home as a punishment.
The king exiled the traitor.
synonyms:
banish, deport
similar words:
expel, oust
derivation: exilic (adj.)
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