expulsive

[ ik-spuhl-siv ]
/ ɪkˈspʌl sɪv /

adjective

tending or serving to expel.

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Origin of expulsive

1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French expulsive (feminine) < Medieval Latin expulsīvus. See expulsion, -ive

OTHER WORDS FROM expulsive

non·ex·pul·sive, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for expulsive

expulsive
/ (ɪkˈspʌlsɪv) /

adjective

tending or serving to expel
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Medical definitions for expulsive

expulsive
[ ĭk-spŭlsĭv ]

adj.

Tending to expel.
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