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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: ejectus, past participle of eicere 'to throw out'

eject

verb
     
Related topics: Air
e‧ject
1 [transitive] to make someone leave a place or building by using force
eject somebody from something
The demonstrators were ejected from the hall.
2 [transitive] to make someone leave a job or position very quickly
eject somebody from something
420 workers have been ejected from their jobs with no warning.
3 [transitive] to suddenly send something out:
Two engines cut out and the plane started to eject fuel as it lost height.
4 [intransitive]TTA if a pilot ejects, he or she escapes from a plane, using an ejector seat because it is going to crash
5 [intransitive and transitive]T if you eject a tape or disk, or if it ejects, it comes out of a machine after you have pressed a particular button
ejection noun [uncountable and countable]

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