It’s good to eject yourself from a burning spaceship (if you happen to have an escape pod and a nice small planet to land on), but if a teacher ejects you from class, well that’s not so good.

Eject comes from “jectere,” the Latin word meaning throw, but the “e” means out. If you want to say, “throw the rascals out!” in only one word, you should choose, “eject!” The opposite of eject is inject. Thinking about the nurse throwing the measles vaccine into your arm makes that doctor’s visit seem a little less friendly.

Definitions of eject
  1. verb
    put out or expel from a place
    synonyms: boot out, chuck out, exclude, turf out, turn out
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    evict, force out
    expel from one's property or force to move out by a legal process
    expel or eject without recourse to legal process
    show the door
    ask to leave
    eject from the premises
    exorcise, exorcize
    expel through adjuration or prayers
    type of:
    expel, kick out, throw out
    force to leave or move out
  2. verb
    leave an aircraft rapidly, using an ejection seat or capsule
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    exit, get out, go out, leave
    move out of or depart from
  3. verb
    cause to come out in a squirt
    synonyms: force out, squeeze out, squirt
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    eject (a liquid) quickly
    force out or cause to escape from a proper vessel or channel
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    pour forth or release
  4. verb
    eliminate (a substance)
    synonyms: discharge, exhaust, expel, release
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    cough out, cough up, expectorate, spit out, spit up
    discharge (phlegm or sputum) from the lungs and out of the mouth
    free of obstruction by blowing air through
    terminate a pregnancy by undergoing an abortion
    produce and discharge eggs
    egest, eliminate, excrete, pass
    eliminate from the body
    bleed, hemorrhage, shed blood
    lose blood from one's body
    eruct, spew, spew out
    eject or send out in large quantities, also metaphorical
    fester, maturate, suppurate
    ripen and generate pus
    breathe, emit, pass off
    expel (gases or odors)
    belch, bubble, burp, eruct
    expel gas from the stomach
    force out
    emit or cause to move with force of effort
    emanate, exhale, give forth
    give out (breath or an odor)
    exhale abruptly, as when one has a chest cold or congestion
    suffer a miscarriage
    flow, menstruate
    undergo menstruation
    perspire, sudate, sweat
    excrete perspiration through the pores in the skin
    exudate, exude, ooze, ooze out, transude
    release (a liquid) in drops or small quantities
    pass after the manner of urine
    empty, evacuate, void
    excrete or discharge from the body
    ca-ca, crap, defecate, make, stool, take a crap
    have a bowel movement
    ptyalise, ptyalize, spew, spit, spue
    expel or eject (saliva or phlegm or sputum) from the mouth
    spit out, splutter, sputter
    spit up in an explosive manner
    send out real or metaphoric rays
    form, produce, or emit bubbles
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