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.