English [ edit ]
Etymology [ edit ]
Latin , perfect passive participle of ēiectus ēiciō ( “ to throw out ” ), or from , the ēiectō frequentative form of the same verb, from , combining form of e- ex- ( “ out ” ), + iaciō ( “ to throw ” ). The noun sense in psychology was coined by W. K. Clifford. 
Pronunciation [ edit ]
Usage notes [ edit ]
The physiological sense always uses pronunciation stressed on the first syllable (
IPA (: key) /iː.dʒɛkt/); either pronunciation is used for the other senses.
eject ( third-person singular simple present , ejects present participle , ejecting simple past and past participle ) ejected
( transitive ) To compel (a person or persons) to leave.
2012, August 1. Peter Walker and Haroon Siddique in Guardian Unlimited, Eight Olympic badminton players disqualified for 'throwing games'
Four pairs of women's doubles badminton players, including the Chinese top seeds, have been
ejected from the Olympic tournament for trying to throw matches in an effort to secure a more favourable quarter-final draw.
The man started a fight and was ejected from the bar.
Andrew was ejected from his apartment for not paying the rent.
( transitive ) To throw out or remove forcefully.
2013 June 1, “A better waterworks”, in The Economist , volume 407, number 8838, page 5 (Technology Quarterly): 
An artificial kidney these days still means a refrigerator-sized dialysis machine. Such devices mimic the way real kidneys cleanse blood and eject impurities and surplus water as urine.
In other news, a Montreal man was ejected from his car when he was involved in an accident.
( US , transitive ) To compel (a sports player) to leave the field because of inappropriate behaviour.
( intransitive ) To project oneself from an aircraft.
The pilot lost control of the plane and had to eject.
( transitive ) To cause (something) to come out of a machine.
Press that button to eject the video tape.
( intransitive ) To come out of a machine.
I can't get this cassette to eject.
Synonyms [ edit ]
( compel (someone) to leave ) : , boot out , discharge , dismiss , drive out , evict , expel , kick out , oust , toss turf out
( throw out forcefully ) : throw out
( compel (a sports player) to leave the field ) : , kick out ( send off UK), toss
( cause (something) to come out of a machine ) : remove
( project oneself from an aircraft ) : bail out
( come out of a machine ) : come out
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Translations [ edit ]
to compel to leave
立ち退かせる ( たちのかせる, tachinokaseru ), 追い出す ( おいだす, oidasu ) Kurdish:
wyrzucać (pl) , impf wyrzucić (pl) pf Portuguese:
expulsar (pt) Romanian:
, ejecta expulza (ro) Russian:
выгоня́ть (ru) impf ( vygonjátʹ ), вы́гнать (ru) pf ( výgnatʹ ), прогоня́ть (ru) impf ( progonjátʹ ), прогна́ть (ru) pf ( prognátʹ ), изгоня́ть (ru) impf ( izgonjátʹ ), изгна́ть (ru) pf ( izgnátʹ ) Swedish:
förvisa , (sv) avvisa (sv) Turkish:
please add this translation if you can
to compel (a sports player) to leave the field
to project oneself from an aircraft
to cause to come out of a machine
イジェクトする ( ijekuto suru ), 取り出す ( とりだす, toridasu ) Polish:
wysuwać , (pl) wysunąć (pl) Portuguese:
ejetar (pt) Russian:
выта́лкивать (ru) impf ( vytálkivatʹ ), вы́толкнуть (ru) pf ( výtolknutʹ ), выки́дывать (ru) impf ( vykídyvatʹ ), вы́кинуть (ru) pf ( výkinutʹ ), выбра́сывать (ru) impf ( vybrásyvatʹ ), вы́бросить (ru) pf ( výbrositʹ ), извлека́ть (ru) impf ( izvlekátʹ ), извле́чь (ru) pf ( izvléčʹ )
eject ( , countable and uncountable plural ) ejects
( uncountable ) A button on a machine that causes something to be ejected from the machine.
When the tape stops, press eject.
( psychology , countable ) ( by analogy with ) an subject and object inferred object of someone else's consciousness
Usage notes [ edit ]
Eject in sense 1 is used without an article, and is often capitalised ("press EJECT") as it is marked on many such buttons, or enclosed in quotation marks ("press 'eject'").
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