or ex·pel·lent

[ ik-spel-uhnt ]

  1. expelling, or having the power to expel.

Origin of expellant

1815–25; variant of expellent (see -ant) <Latin expellent- (stem of expellēns), present participle of expellere to expel; see -ent

Words Nearby expellant

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How to use expellant in a sentence

  • The construction of the gun being perfect, the question is, can the expellant force be brought to an equal state of perfection?

    Gunnery in 1858 | William Greener

British Dictionary definitions for expellant



/ (ɪkˈspɛlənt) /

  1. forcing out or having the capacity to force out

  1. a medicine used to expel undesirable substances or organisms from the body, esp worms from the digestive tract

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