Expulsive Ex*pul"sive, a. [Cf. F. expulsif.] Having the power of driving out or away; serving to expel. [1913 Webster]

The expulsive power of a new affection. --Chalmers. [1913 Webster]

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  • expulsive — Tending to expel. [L. ex pello, pp. pulsus, to drive out] * * * ex·pul·sive ik spəl siv adj 1) serving to expel <expulsive efforts during labor> 2) characterized by concern with the elimination of feces <there are two anal phases the… …   Medical dictionary

  • expulsive — /ik spul siv/, adj. tending or serving to expel. [1350 1400; ME < MF expulsive (fem.) < ML expulsivus. See EXPULSION, IVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • expulsive — ● expulsif, expulsive adjectif (bas latin expulsivus) Qui accompagne ou favorise l expulsion du fœtus …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • expulsive — expulsion ► NOUN ▪ the action of expelling. DERIVATIVES expulsive adjective. ORIGIN Latin, from expellere drive out …   English terms dictionary

  • expulsive — lsiv, sēv also lts or səv adjective Etymology: Middle English expulsif, from Middle French & Medieval Latin; Middle French expulsif, from Medieval Latin expulsivus, from Latin expulsus + ivus ive : having the power of expelling : serving to expel …   Useful english dictionary

  • expulsive — adjective see expulsion …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • expulsive — adjective Tending to expel or resulting in expulsion …   Wiktionary

  • expulsive — ex pul·sive || lsɪv adj. tending or serving to expel …   English contemporary dictionary

  • expulsive — ex·pul·sive …   English syllables

  • expulsive — /əkˈspʌlsɪv/ (say uhk spulsiv), /ɛk / (say ek ) adjective tending or serving to expel …   Australian English dictionary

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