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noun [countable/uncountable] expulsion pronunciation in British English /ɪkˈspʌlʃ(ə)n/
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  1. 1
    an occasion when someone is officially forced to leave an organization or activity permanently because of their bad behaviour. The word for having to leave for a short time is suspension
    expulsion of:

    They are calling for the expulsion of three members of Parliament.

    expulsion from:

    his expulsion from the Communist Party

  2. 2
    the act of forcing someone to leave a foreign country, especially for political reasons or for breaking the law
    expulsion of:

    The government retaliated with the expulsion of twenty diplomats.

    1. a.
      formal the process of forcing something out of a container or your body
      expulsion of:

      an expulsion of breath

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