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[ik-spuhl-shuh n] /ɪkˈspʌl ʃən/

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

c.1400, from Old French expulsion, from Latin expulsionem (nominative expropriatio), noun of action from past participle stem of expellere “drive out” (see expel).


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