Definition of expel in English:

expel

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Pronunciation: /ɪkˈspɛl
 
, ɛk-/

verb (expels, expelling, expelled)

[with object]

Derivatives

expellable

adjective
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  • The school has you on a special contract, and if you ever commit an expellable expense, they will just switch your classes, give you community service, etc.

expellee

noun
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  • The trouble began with a proposal seeking the formation in Berlin of an international center for expellees.
  • Brandt was to sign treaties with Poland, Czechoslovakia and the USSR that formally settled the issue of the millions of expellees.
  • When the Federal Republic was established, 10 million people, a quarter of the total population, were refugees or expellees from the East.

expeller

noun
More example sentences
  • He would ponder the power hogging oil expellers and the many ways they can be made efficient.
  • The oil expeller can crush many seeds including the doughty cottonseed.
  • Source rocks lean in organic matter tend to be poor expellers of oils.

Origin

late Middle English: from Latin expellere, from ex- 'out' + pellere 'to drive'.

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