transitive verb Etymology: Middle English, from Latin ejectus, past participle of eicere, from e- + jacere Date: 15th century 1. a. to throw out especially by physical force, authority, or influence <
ejected the player from the game
b. to evict from property 2. to throw out or off from within <
ejects the empty cartridges
ejectable adjectiveejection nounejective adjective Synonyms: eject, expel, oust, evict mean to drive or force out. eject carries an especially strong implication of throwing or thrusting out from within as a physical action <
ejected an obnoxious patron from the bar
. expel stresses a thrusting out or driving away especially permanently which need not be physical <
a student expelled from college
. oust implies removal or dispossession by power of the law or by force or compulsion <
got the sheriff to oust the squatters
. evict chiefly applies to turning out of house and home <
evicted for nonpayment of rent

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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