AskDefine | Define expulsion

Dictionary Definition



1 the act of forcing out someone or something; "the ejection of troublemakers by the police"; "the child's expulsion from school" [syn: ejection, exclusion, riddance]
2 squeezing out by applying pressure; "an unexpected extrusion of toothpaste from the bottom of the tube"; "the expulsion of pus from the pimple" [syn: extrusion]
3 the act of expelling or projecting or ejecting [syn: projection, ejection, forcing out]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. The act of expelling or the state of being expelled.
    The scandal involved every member of the high school's football team resulting in a flurry of expulsions, starting with the quarterback.


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the act of expelling or the state of being expelled

Extensive Definition

Expulsion may refer to:
expulsion in Catalan: Expulsió
expulsion in German: Vertreibung
expulsion in Spanish: Expulsión
expulsion in French: Expulsion
expulsion in Hungarian: Németek kitelepítése
expulsion in Japanese: ドイツ人追放
expulsion in Norwegian: Eksklusjon
expulsion in Polish: Wysiedlenia Niemców po II wojnie światowej
expulsion in Romanian: Expulzarea germanilor după al doilea război mondial
expulsion in Russian: Изгнание

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

banishment, blowout, booting out, cashiering, clearance, communication, conduction, contagion, convection, deconsecration, defenestration, defrocking, delivery, deportation, deposal, deposition, deprivation, detachment, dethronement, detrusion, diapedesis, diffusion, disbarment, disbarring, discard, discharge, discrownment, disenthronement, disgorgement, disjunction, dismissal, displacement, disposal, disposition, dissemination, ejaculation, ejection, ejectment, elimination, emission, eradication, eructation, eruption, eviction, excommunication, exile, expatriation, expelling, export, exportation, extradition, extravasation, extrusion, firing, forced resignation, impeachment, import, importation, interchange, jet, jettison, kicking downstairs, kicking upstairs, liquidation, metastasis, metathesis, metempsychosis, migration, mutual transfer, obtrusion, osmosis, ostracism, ouster, ousting, outburst, outlawing, outlawry, outpour, overthrow, overthrowal, passage, passing over, pensioning off, perfusion, purge, rejection, relegation, removal, repudiation, retirement, riddance, sacking, severance, spout, spread, spreading, spurt, squirt, superannuation, suspension, the boot, the bounce, the sack, throwing out, transduction, transfer, transfer of property, transference, transfusion, transit, transition, translation, translocation, transmigration, transmigration of souls, transmission, transmittal, transmittance, transplacement, transplantation, transposal, transposition, travel, unchurching, unfrocking, unseating, withdrawal
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