repellency

noun
re·​pel·​len·​cy | \ri-ˈpe-lən(t)-sē \

Definition of repellency 

: the quality or capacity of repelling

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If your cushions are older and have lost their repellent finish (water no longer beads up on the surface), consider applying a spray-on fabric protector to restore repellency. Nancy A. Herrick, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Properly cared for, outdoor cushions will last," 23 July 2017

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First Known Use of repellency

1733, in the meaning defined above

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