repellent

3 ENTRIES FOUND:

1re·pel·lent

adjective \ri-ˈpe-lənt\

: keeping something out or away

: causing someone to feel disgust

Full Definition of REPELLENT

1
:  serving or tending to drive away or ward off —often used in combination <a mosquito-repellent spray>
2
:  arousing aversion or disgust :  repulsive
re·pel·lent·ly adverb

Variants of REPELLENT

re·pel·lent also re·pel·lant \ri-ˈpe-lənt\

Examples of REPELLENT

  1. The candle has a repellent effect on insects.
  2. <your snobbish behavior towards my friends is so repellent I can't stand to be around you anymore>

Origin of REPELLENT

Latin repellent-, repellens, present participle of repellere
First Known Use: 1643

Rhymes with REPELLENT

2repellent

noun

: a substance that is used to keep something out or away

Full Definition of REPELLENT

:  something that repels; especially :  a substance that repels insects

Variants of REPELLENT

repellent also repellant

Examples of REPELLENT

  1. a can of insect repellent
  2. Coat the exterior with a water repellent.

First Known Use of REPELLENT

1661

Rhymes with REPELLENT

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