Pronunciation: (ik-sklOOd'), [key]
—v.t., -clud•ed, -clud•ing.
1. to shut or keep out; prevent the entrance of.
2. to shut out from consideration, privilege, etc.: Employees and their relatives were excluded from participation in the contest.
3. to expel and keep out; thrust out; eject: He was excluded from the club for infractions of the rules.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.