revulsion


re·vul·sion

noun \ri-ˈvəl-shən\

: a very strong feeling of dislike or disgust

Full Definition of REVULSION

1
:  a strong pulling or drawing away :  withdrawal
2
a :  a sudden or strong reaction or change
b :  a sense of utter distaste or repugnance
re·vul·sive \-ˈvəl-siv\ adjective

Examples of REVULSION

  1. She was struck with revulsion at the sight of the dead animal.
  2. a growing revulsion to war

Origin of REVULSION

Latin revulsion-, revulsio act of tearing away, from revellere to pluck away, from re- + vellere to pluck — more at vulnerable
First Known Use: 1609

re·vul·sion

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

Medical Definition of REVULSION

: alleviation of a localized disease by treatment (as with counterirritants) of an adjacent region

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