revulsion

noun re·vul·sion \ ri-ˈvəl-shən \
Updated on: 9 Jan 2018

Definition of revulsion

1 : a strong pulling or drawing away : withdrawal
2 a : a sudden or strong reaction or change
b : a sense of utter distaste or repugnance

revulsive

play \ri-ˈvəl-siv\ adjective

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

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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


REVULSION Defined for English Language Learners

revulsion

noun

Definition of revulsion for English Language Learners

  • : a very strong feeling of dislike or disgust


REVULSION Defined for Kids

revulsion

noun re·vul·sion \ ri-ˈvəl-shən \

Definition of revulsion for Students

: a strong feeling of dislike or disgust

Medical Dictionary

revulsion

noun re·vul·sion \ ri-ˈvəl-shən \

medical Definition of revulsion

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


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