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  Definition of repellent
  1. the power to repel; "she knew many repellents to his advances"
  2. a chemical substance that repels animals
  3. a compound with which fabrics are treated to repel water
  4. incapable of absorbing or mixing with; "a water-repellent fabric"; "plastic highly resistant to steam and water"
  5. highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust; "a disgusting smell"; "distasteful language"; "a loathsome disease"; "the idea of eating meat is repellent to me"; "revolting food"; "a wicked stench"
  6. serving or tending to repel; "he became rebarbative and prickly and spiteful"; "I find his obsequiousness repellent"
Similar Words: repellant, resistant, disgusting, disgustful, distasteful, foul, loathly, loathsome, repelling, revolting, skanky, wicked, yucky, rebarbative

 

Hyponyms: insectifuge, insect repellent, insect repellant

 

Derivational Morphology: repel, repulse

 

 
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