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eject

[ih-jekt] /ɪˈdʒɛkt/
verb (used with object)
1.
to drive or force out; expel, as from a place or position:
The police ejected the hecklers from the meeting.
2.
to dismiss, as from office or occupancy.
3.
to evict, as from property.
4.
to throw out, as from within; throw off.
verb (used without object)
5.
to propel oneself from a damaged or malfunctioning airplane, as by an ejection seat:
When the plane caught fire, the pilot ejected.
Origin
1545-1555
1545-55; < Latin ējectus (past participle of ējicere) thrown out, equivalent to ē- e-1 + jec- (combining form of jacere) throw + -tus past participle suffix
Related forms
nonejecting, adjective
reeject, verb (used with object)
unejected, adjective
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  • All four crew members successfully ejected from the aircraft.
  • The rest of the crew members ejected safely or evacuated their aircraft on the ground.
  • Bipolar outflow, outflow of ejected materials from both poles of a star.
British Dictionary definitions for ejected

eject

/ɪˈdʒɛkt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to drive or force out; expel or emit
2.
(transitive) to compel (a person) to leave; evict; dispossess
3.
(transitive) to dismiss, as from office
4.
(intransitive) to leave an aircraft rapidly, using an ejection seat or capsule
5.
(transitive) (psychiatry) to attribute (one's own motivations and characteristics) to others
Derived Forms
ejection, noun
Word Origin
C15: from Latin ejicere, from jacere to throw
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Word Origin and History for ejected

eject

v.

mid-15c., from Latin eiectus "thrown out," past participle of eicere "throw out," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + -icere, comb. form of iacere "to throw" (see jet (v.)). Related: Ejected; ejecting.

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