Expel Ex*pel", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Expelled}, p. pr. & vb. n.. {Expelling}.] [L. expellere, expulsum; ex out + pellere to drive: cf.F. expeller. See {Pulse} a beat.] 1. To drive or force out from that within which anything is contained, inclosed, or situated; to eject; as, to expel air from a bellows. [1913 Webster]

Did not ye . . . expel me out of my father's house? --Judg. xi. 7. [1913 Webster]

2. To drive away from one's country; to banish. [1913 Webster]

Forewasted all their land, and them expelled. --Spenser. . [1913 Webster]

He shall expel them from before you . . . and ye shall possess their land. --Josh. xxiii. 5. [1913 Webster]

3. To cut off from further connection with an institution of learning, a society, and the like; as, to expel a student or member. [1913 Webster]

4. To keep out, off, or away; to exclude. ``To expel the winter's flaw.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

5. To discharge; to shoot. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Then he another and another [shaft] did expel. --Spenser. .

Syn: To banish; exile; eject; drive out. See {Banish}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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