ejection

[ih-jek-shuh n]

noun

an act or instance of ejecting.
the state of being ejected.
something ejected, as lava.

Nearby words

  1. ejaculatory,
  2. ejaculatory duct,
  3. ejaculatory incompetence,
  4. eject,
  5. ejecta,
  6. ejection capsule,
  7. ejection fraction,
  8. ejection murmur,
  9. ejection period,
  10. ejection seat

Origin of ejection

1560–70; < Latin ējectiōn- (stem of ējectiō) a throwing out, equivalent to eject- (see eject) + -iōn- -ion

Related formsnon·e·jec·tion, noun

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Word Origin and History for ejection

ejection

n.

1560s, from Middle French ejection and directly from Latin ejectionem, noun of action from past participle stem of ejicere (see eject). The jet pilot's ejection seat (also ejector seat) is from 1945.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for ejection

ejection

[ĭ-jĕkshən]

n.

The act of driving or casting out by physical force from within.
ejecta

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