revulsion

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noun re·vul·sion \ri-ˈvəl-shən\

Definition of revulsion

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

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

revulsive

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Examples of revulsion in a sentence

  1. She was struck with revulsion at the sight of the dead animal.

  2. a growing revulsion to war

Origin and Etymology 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


REVULSION Defined for English Language Learners

revulsion

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noun re·vul·sion \ri-ˈvəl-shən\

Definition of revulsion for English Language Learners

  • : a very strong feeling of dislike or disgust


REVULSION Defined for Kids

revulsion

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noun re·vul·sion \ri-ˈvəl-shən\

Definition of revulsion for Students

  1. :  a strong feeling of dislike or disgust


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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