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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ex·pel v. t. [imp. & p. p. Expelled p. pr. & vb. n.. Expelling.]
 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. [Obs.]
    Then he another and another [shaft] did expel.   --Spenser..
 Syn: -- To banish; exile; eject; drive out. See Banish.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: force to leave or move out; "He was expelled from his native
           country" [syn: throw out, kick out]
      2: put out or expel from a place; "The child was expelled from
         the classroom" [syn: eject, chuck out, exclude, throw
         out, kick out, turf out, boot out, turn out]
      3: remove from a position or office; "The chairman was ousted
         after he misappropriated funds" [syn: oust, throw out,
          drum out, boot out, kick out]
      4: cause to flee; "rout out the fighters from their caves"
         [syn: rout, rout out]
      5: eliminate (substances) from the body [syn: discharge, eject,
      [also: expelling, expelled]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      See expel