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Meaning of REPULSION

Pronunciation:  ri'pulshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of repulsing or repelling an attack; a successful defensive stand
  2. [n]  intense aversion
  3. [n]  the force by which bodies repel one another
 

REPULSION is a 9 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: horror, repugnance, repulsive force, revulsion, standoff
 
 Antonyms: attraction, attractive force
 
 See Also: disgust, force, stand

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Re*pul"sion\ (r?-p?l"sh?n), n. [L. repulsio: cf. F.
r['e]pulsion.]
1. The act of repulsing or repelling, or the state of being
   repulsed or repelled.

2. A feeling of violent offence or disgust; repugnance.

3. (Physics) The power, either inherent or due to some
   physical action, by which bodies, or the particles of
   bodies, are made to recede from each other, or to resist
   each other's nearer approach; as, molecular repulsion;
   electrical repulsion.

 

 

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