• IPA: /ɪksˈkluːʒən/


  1. The act of excluding or shutting out; removal from consideration or taking part. [from 17th c.]
  2. (obsolete) The act of pushing or forcing something out. [17th-19th c.]
    • 1646, Sir Thomas Browne, Pseudodoxia Epidemica, III.6:
      For the exclusion of animals is not merely passive like that of eggs, nor the total action of delivery to be imputed unto the mother, but the first attempt beginneth from the infant [...].
  3. An item not covered by an insurance policy. [from 20th c.]
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