eject

eject
eject [ē jekt′, ijekt]
vt.
[< L ejectus, pp. of ejicere, to throw out < e-, out (see EX-1) + jacere, to throw (see JET1)]
1. to throw out; cast out; expel; emit; discharge [the chimney ejects smoke]
2. to drive out; evict [to eject a heckler]
vi.
to be ejected from an aircraft as by means of an ejection seat
ejectable
adj.
ejection
n.
ejective
adj.
ejector
n.
SYN.- EJECT, the term of broadest application here, implies generally a throwing or casting out from within [to eject saliva from the mouth ]; EXPEL suggests a driving out, as by force, specif. a forcing out of a country, organization, etc., often in disgrace [expelled from school ]; EVICT refers to the forcing out, as of a tenant, by legal procedure; DISMISS, in this connection, refers to the removal of an employee, etc. but does not in itself suggest the reason for the separation [dismissed for incompetence ]; OUST implies the getting rid of something undesirable, as by force or the action of law [to oust corrupt officials ]

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