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expulsion

ex·pul·sion

expulsion

 
 
pronunciation:
ihk spuhl shn
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part of speech: noun
definition: an act or instance of expelling or forcing out, or the state of being expelled.
Expulsion of air from the lungs is part of breathing.The expulsion of Jews from Spain was ordered in 1492.
synonyms:
banishment, discharge, ejection, evacuation, eviction, exile, expelling, ouster
antonyms:
admission
similar words:
deportation, exclusion, expatriation, purge, release
Word Parts
The word expulsion contains the following part:
pel, puls Latin root that means drive, push