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revulsion

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noun re·vul·sion \ri-ˈvəl-shən\

Simple Definition of revulsion

  • : a very strong feeling of dislike or disgust

Full Definition of revulsion

  1. 1 :  a strong pulling or drawing away :  withdrawal

  2. 2 a :  a sudden or strong reaction or change b :  a sense of utter distaste or repugnance

re·vul·sive play \-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


Medical Dictionary

revulsion

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noun re·vul·sion \ri-ˈvəl-shən\

Medical Definition of revulsion

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





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