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.
Forewasted all their land, and them expelled.Spenser..
He shall expel them from before you . . . and ye shall 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."
5. To discharge; to shoot.
Then he another and another [shaft] did expel.Spenser..
Syn. -- To banish; exile; eject; drive out. See Banish.
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