AskDefine | Define expelling

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1 force to leave or move out; "He was expelled from his native country" [syn: throw out, kick out]
2 put out or expel from a place; "The child was expelled from the classroom" [syn: eject, chuck out, exclude, throw out, kick out, turf out, boot out, turn out]
3 remove from a position or office; "The chairman was ousted after he misappropriated funds" [syn: oust, throw out, drum out, boot out, kick out]
4 cause to flee; "rout out the fighters from their caves" [syn: rout, rout out]
5 eliminate (substances) from the body [syn: discharge, eject, release] [also: expelling, expelled]expelling n : any of several bodily processes by which substances go out of the body; "the discharge of pus" [syn: discharge, emission]expelling See expel

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  1. The action of the verb expel.



  1. present participle of expel
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