Simple Definition of revulsion
: a very strong feeling of dislike or disgust
Examples of revulsion
She was struck with revulsion at the sight of the dead animal.
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
Medical Definition of revulsion
: alleviation of a localized disease by treatment (as with counterirritants) of an adjacent region
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