expellant

or ex·pel·lent

[ ik-spel-uh nt ]
/ ɪkˈspɛl ənt /

adjective

expelling, or having the power to expel.

Nearby words

  1. expediter,
  2. expedition,
  3. expeditionary,
  4. expeditious,
  5. expel,
  6. expellee,
  7. expeller,
  8. expellers,
  9. expend,
  10. expendable

Origin of expellant

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

expellent

/ (ɪkˈspɛlənt) /

adjective

forcing out or having the capacity to force out

noun

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