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ejection

[ih-jek-shuh n] /ɪˈdʒɛk ʃən/
noun
1.
an act or instance of ejecting.
2.
the state of being ejected.
3.
something ejected, as lava.
Origin of ejection
1560-1570
1560-70; < Latin ējectiōn- (stem of ējectiō) a throwing out, equivalent to eject- (see eject) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
nonejection, noun
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Word Origin and History for ejection
n.

1560s, from Middle French ejection and directly from Latin ejectionem, noun of action from past participle stem of ejicere (see eject). The jet pilot's ejection seat (also ejector seat) is from 1945.

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ejection in Medicine

ejection e·jec·tion (ĭ-jěk'shən)
n.

  1. The act of driving or casting out by physical force from within.

  2. See ejecta.

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