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dispossess

dis·pos·sess

dispossess

pronunciation:
dIs p zes
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: dispossessed, dispossesses, dispossessing
definition: to put out of possession or occupancy, esp. of real property.
synonyms:
divest, evict, expropriate
similar words:
bounce, deprive, eject, expel
derivations: dispossession (n.), dispossessor (n.)