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[ih-jekt] /ɪˈdʒɛkt/

verb (used with object)
to drive or force out; expel, as from a place or position:
The police ejected the hecklers from the meeting.
Synonyms: oust, remove, drive out, cast out, throw out.
to dismiss, as from office or occupancy.
to evict, as from property.
Synonyms: oust, turn out, kick out, dispossess.
to throw out, as from within; throw off.
verb (used without object)
to propel oneself from a damaged or malfunctioning airplane, as by an :
When the plane caught fire, the pilot ejected.
(transitive) to drive or force out; expel or emit
(transitive) to compel (a person) to leave; evict; dispossess
(transitive) to dismiss, as from office
(intransitive) to leave an aircraft rapidly, using an ejection seat or capsule
(transitive) (psychiatry) to attribute (one’s own motivations and characteristics) to others

mid-15c., from Latin eiectus “thrown out,” past participle of eicere “throw out,” from ex- “out” (see ex-) + -icere, comb. form of iacere “to throw” (see jet (v.)). Related: Ejected; ejecting.


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