noun \ri-ˈpəl-shən\

: a feeling of strong dislike or disgust

physics : a force that pushes something away from something else

: the act of pushing someone or something away : the act of repulsing something or someone

Full Definition of REPULSION

:  the action of repulsing :  the state of being repulsed
:  the action of repelling :  the force with which bodies, particles, or like forces repel one another
:  a feeling of aversion :  repugnance

Examples of REPULSION

  1. I read about what happened with a feeling of shock and repulsion.
  2. She felt a repulsion for politics.
  3. a repulsion between the particles
  4. their successful repulsion of the attack

First Known Use of REPULSION

15th century


noun \ri-ˈpəl-shən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of REPULSION

: the tendency of some linked genetic characters to be inherited separately because a dominant allele for each character occurs on the same chromosome as a recessive allele of the other—compare coupling 2


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