verb (used with object), expelled, expelling.
to drive or force out or away; discharge or eject:
to expel air from the lungs; to expel an invader from a country.
to cut off from membership or relations:
to expel a student from a college.
verb (transitive) -pels, -pelling, -pelled
to eject or drive out with force
to deprive of participation in or membership of a school, club, etc
late 14c., from Latin expellere “drive out,” from ex- “out” (see ex-) + pellere “to drive” (see pulse (n.1)). Meaning “to eject from a school” is first recorded 1640s. Related: Expelled; expelling.
[ek-spe-lee, -spuh-, ik-spel-ee] /ˌɛk spɛˈli, -spə-, ɪkˈspɛl i/ noun 1. a person who has been , especially one deported from a native or adopted country and resettled in another. n. 1888, from expel + -ee.
[ik-spel-uh nt] /ɪkˈspɛl ənt/ adjective 1. expelling, or having the power to expel. /ɪkˈspɛlənt/ adjective 1. forcing out or having the capacity to force out noun 2. a medicine used to expel undesirable substances or organisms from the body, esp worms from the digestive tract
[ik-spel-er] /ɪkˈspɛl ər/ noun 1. a person or thing that . 2. a press used to extract oil from corn, soybeans, etc.
[ik-spel-er] /ɪkˈspɛl ər/ noun 1. a person or thing that . 2. a press used to extract oil from corn, soybeans, etc. /ɪkˈspɛləz/ plural noun 1. the residue remaining after an oilseed has been crushed to expel the oil, used for animal fodder: groundnut expellers Compare extractions