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.

Did not ye . . . expel me out of my father's house?
Judg. Xi. 7.

2.

To drive away from one's country; to banish

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Forewasted all their land, and them expelled. Spenser.
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He shell expel them from before you . . . and ye shell possess their land. Josh. xxiii. 5.

3.

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

4.

To keep out, off, or away; to exclude.

"To expel the winter's flaw."

Shak.

5.

To discharge; to shoot.

[Obs.]

Then he another and another [shaft] did expel. Spenser.
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Syn. -- To banish; exile; eject; drive out. See Banish.

 

© Webster 1913.

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