[eks-proh-pree-eyt] /ɛksˈproʊ priˌeɪt/
verb (used with object), expropriated, expropriating.
to take possession of, especially for public use by the right of eminent domain, thus divesting the title of the private owner:
The government expropriated the land for a recreation area.
to dispossess (a person) of ownership:
The revolutionary government expropriated the landowners from their estates.
to take (something) from another’s possession for one’s own use:
He expropriated my ideas for his own article.
to deprive (an owner) of (property), esp by taking it for public use See also eminent domain
1610s, back-formation from expropriation, or from earlier adjective (mid-15c.), or from Medieval Latin expropriatus, past participle of expropriare “to deprive of one’s own.” Related: Expropriated; expropriating.
1. . experiment
1. . abbreviation 1. experimental experimental
[ek-spyoo-nuh-buh l, -spuhg-nuh-] /ɛkˈspyu nə bəl, -ˈspʌg nə-/ adjective 1. able to be overcome, conquered, defeated, etc.
[ik-spuhls] /ɪkˈspʌls/ verb (used with object), expulsed, expulsing. Obsolete. 1. to expel.