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repulsion

[ ri-puhl-shuhn ]
/ rɪˈpʌl ʃən /
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noun
the act of repulsing or the state of being repulsed.
the feeling of being repelled, as by the thought or presence of something; distaste, repugnance, or aversion.
Physics. the force that acts between bodies of like electric charge or magnetic polarity, tending to separate them.
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Origin of repulsion

1375–1425; late Middle English <Middle French <Medieval Latin repulsiōn- (stem of Late Latin repulsiō), equivalent to Latin repuls(us) (see repulse) + -iōn--ion

OTHER WORDS FROM repulsion

in·ter·re·pul·sion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for repulsion

repulsion
/ (rɪˈpʌlʃən) /

noun
a feeling of disgust or aversion
physics a force tending to separate two objects, such as the force between two like electric charges or magnetic poles
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Medical definitions for repulsion

repulsion
[ rĭ-pŭlshən ]

n.
The act of repelling or driving apart.
A feeling of extreme dislike.
The tendency of particles or bodies of the same electric charge or magnetic polarity to separate.
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