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expulsive

[ik-spuhl-siv] /ɪkˈspʌl sɪv/
adjective
1.
tending or serving to expel.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Middle French expulsive (feminine) < Medieval Latin expulsīvus. See expulsion, -ive
Related forms
nonexpulsive, adjective
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  • In all expulsive acts the diaphragm is called into action to give additional power to each expulsive effort.
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expulsive

/ɪkˈspʌlsɪv/
adjective
1.
tending or serving to expel
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expulsive in Medicine

expulsive ex·pul·sive (ĭk-spŭl'sĭv)
adj.
Tending to expel.

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