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Meaning of REVULSION

Pronunciation:  ree'vulshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  intense aversion
 

REVULSION is a 9 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: horror, repugnance, repulsion
 
 See Also: disgust

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Re*vul"sion\, n. [F. r['e]vulsion, L. revulsio, fr.
revellere, revulsum, to pluck or pull away; pref. re- re- +
vellere to pull. Cf. {Convulse}.]
1. A strong pulling or drawing back; withdrawal. ``Revulsions
   and pullbacks.'' --SSir T. Brovne.

2. A sudden reaction; a sudden and complete change; --
   applied to the feelings.

         A sudden and violent revulsion of feeling, both in
         the Parliament and the country, followed.
                                               --Macaulay.

3. (Med.) The act of turning or diverting any disease from
   one part of the body to another. It resembles derivation,
   but is usually applied to a more active form of counter
   irritation.

 

 

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