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expulsion

[ ik-spuhl-shuhn ]
/ ɪkˈspʌl ʃən /
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noun

the act of driving out or expelling: expulsion of air.
the state of being expelled: The prisoner's expulsion from society embittered him.

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Origin of expulsion

1350–1400; Middle English <Latin expulsiōn- (stem of expulsiō), equivalent to expuls(us) driven out (past participle of expellere to expel) + -iōn--ion

OTHER WORDS FROM expulsion

non·ex·pul·sion, nounre·ex·pul·sion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for expulsion

expulsion
/ (ɪkˈspʌlʃən) /

noun

the act of expelling or the fact or condition of being expelled

Word Origin for expulsion

C14: from Latin expulsiō a driving out, from expellere to expel
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