Definition of eject in English:

eject

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Pronunciation: /ɪˈdʒɛkt
 
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verb

[with object]
  • 1Force or throw (something) out in a violent or sudden way: lumps of viscous lava were ejected from the volcano
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    • ‘The driver and a backseat passenger of the car were not thought to be wearing seatbelts, and one of the occupants was ejected from the vehicle,’.
    • He said: ‘As the plane taxied along the remotest part of the runway, the six suitcases were ejected from the hatch in the belly of the aeroplane on to the tarmac.’
    • When an obnoxious youth was vigorously ejected from the swing doors of the saloon to sprawl in the snow, the scene was complete.
  • 1.1Cause (something) to be expelled from a machine: he ejected the spent cartridge
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    • When installation is complete, the machine will eject the CD.
    • This ejects the spent cartridges, permitting new rounds to be inserted.
    • Spent casings were ejected cleanly and unmarred.
  • 1.2 [no object] (Of a pilot) escape from an aircraft by being explosively propelled out of it: he put the plane in a nosedive and ejected
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    • The pilot ejected safely from the aircraft and was recovered by coalition ground forces near the airport.
    • Thankfully both the pilot and the navigator ejected safely.
    • The plane apparently developed engine trouble shortly after take-off and the pilot and co-pilot ejected safely from the plane.
    Synonyms
    bail out, escape, leave the aircraft, get out, parachute to safety
  • 3Emit; give off: plants utilize carbon dioxide in the atmosphere that animals eject
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    • An electron would be ejected because one of these quanta had collided with it and given up all its energy.
    • Circularly polarized x rays preferentially eject electrons from atoms magnetically aligned with the polarization axis.
    • Beta ‘rays’ are actually electrons ejected from decaying neutrons, and are now more often referred to as Beta emission or Beta particles.

Origin

late Middle English: from Latin eject- 'thrown out', from the verb eicere, from e- (variant of ex-) 'out' + jacere 'to throw'.

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