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banish

verb [T] uk   /ˈbæn.ɪʃ/ us  
to send someone away, especially from their country, and not allow them to come back: He was banished to an uninhabited island for a year. They were banished (= sent out) from the library for making a noise. to get rid of something completely: Try to banish all thoughts of revenge from your mind.
banishment
noun [U] uk   /-mənt/ us  
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