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

v put out or expel from a place

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
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expel, kick out, throw out
force to leave or move out

v 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

v cause to come out in a squirt

force out, squeeze out, squirt
eject (a liquid) quickly
force out or cause to escape from a proper vessel or channel
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pour forth or release

v eliminate (a substance)

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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