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repulsion

noun

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a dislike so strong as to cause stomach upset or queasiness
  • we giggled at my father, who was overcome with repulsion when he realized he was eating octopus

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The first known use of repulsion was in the 15th century

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“Repulsion.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/repulsion. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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