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repellent

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adjective re·pel·lent \ri-ˈpe-lənt\
variants: or less commonly

repellant

Definition of repellent

  1. 1 :  serving or tending to drive away or ward off —often used in combination a mosquito-repellent spray

  2. 2 :  arousing aversion or disgust :  repulsive

repellently

adverb

Examples of repellent in a sentence

  1. The candle has a repellent effect on insects.

  2. your snobbish behavior towards my friends is so repellent I can't stand to be around you anymore

Origin and Etymology of repellent

Latin repellent-, repellens, present participle of repellere


First Known Use: 1575


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repellent

noun re·pel·lent
variants: or less commonly

repellant

Definition of repellent

  1. :  something that repels; especially :  a substance that repels insects

Examples of repellent in a sentence

  1. a can of insect repellent

  2. Coat the exterior with a water repellent.

1583

First Known Use of repellent

1583


REPELLENT Defined for English Language Learners

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repellent

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adjective re·pel·lent \ri-ˈpe-lənt\

Definition of repellent for English Language Learners

  • : keeping something out or away

  • : causing someone to feel disgust


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repellent

noun re·pel·lent

Definition of repellent for English Language Learners

  • : a substance that is used to keep something out or away


REPELLENT Defined for Kids

repellent

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noun re·pel·lent \ri-ˈpe-lənt\

Definition of repellent for Students

  1. :  a substance used to keep off pests (as insects)


Medical Dictionary

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repellent

adjective re·pel·lent
variants: also

repellant

\ri-ˈpel-ənt\play

Medical Definition of repellent

  1. :  serving or tending to drive away or ward off—often used in combination a mosquito-repellent spray


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repellent

noun re·pel·lent
variants: also

repellant

Medical Definition of repellent

  1. :  something that repels; especially :  a substance used to prevent insect attacks


Law Dictionary

repellent

noun re·pel·lent \ri-ˈpe-lənt\

Legal Definition of repellent

  1. :  a method used to avoid or discourage a hostile corporate takeover



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