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expellant

or expellent

[ik-spel-uh nt] /ɪkˈspɛl ənt/
adjective
1.
expelling, or having the power to expel.
Origin of expellant
1815-1825
1815-25; variant of expellent (see -ant) < Latin expellent- (stem of expellēns), present participle of expellere to expel; see -ent
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British Dictionary definitions for expellent

expellant

/ɪkˈspɛlənt/
adjective
1.
forcing out or having the capacity to force out
noun
2.
a medicine used to expel undesirable substances or organisms from the body, esp worms from the digestive tract
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