repellency

noun
re·​pel·​len·​cy | \ ri-ˈpe-lən(t)-sē How to pronounce repellency (audio) \

Definition of repellency

: the quality or capacity of repelling

Examples of repellency in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sure, the jacket stained quickly due to the lack of stain repellency, which is almost always achieved through a toxic PFAS coating, so good riddance. Alden Wicker, Wired, 22 Apr. 2021 The modern wool and cotton blends fleece for warmth, Gore-tex for water repellency, and Kevlar for bullet-resistant helmets and vests all provide modern soldiers with the gear to operate in the toughest conditions. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 10 Feb. 2021 Try to avoid products with waterproofing or stain-repellency, which contain PFAS chemicals. Alden Wicker, Harper's BAZAAR, 16 Oct. 2020 Meanwhile, another study showed that five times more concentrated extracts from clove oil was required to show moderate repellency activity against mosquitoes. Melissa Badamo, USA TODAY, 24 June 2020 Performance finishes, like water repellency and antimicrobials, are not visible but could be helpful. Karen L. Labat, The Conversation, 16 Apr. 2020 Polyvinyl covers are often used for maximum water repellency and resistance to mildew and stains. Popmech Editors, Popular Mechanics, 21 Nov. 2019 In addition to modern wool and cotton blends fleece for warmth, Gore-tex for water repellency, and even Kevlar for bullet-resistant helmets and vests all provide modern soldiers with the gear to operate in the toughest conditions. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 31 Dec. 2018 Swatches of each product's material were tested for water repellency. The Good Housekeeping Institute, Good Housekeeping, 10 Aug. 2010

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First Known Use of repellency

1733, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for repellency

repell(ent) entry 1 + -ency

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30 Apr 2021

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“Repellency.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/repellency. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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