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EJECT', verb transitive [Latin ejicio, ejectum; e and jacio, to throw; jacto.]

1. To throw out; to cast forth; to thrust out, as from a place inclosed or confined.

2. To discharge through the natural passages or emunctories; to evacuate.

3. To throw out or expel from an office; to dismiss from an office; to turn out; as, to eject a clergyman.

4. To dispossess of land or estate.

5. To drive away; to expel; to dismiss with hatred.

6. To cast away; to reject; to banish; as, to eject words from a language.