repellent

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin repellens.

Adjective[edit]

repellent ‎(comparative more repellent, superlative most repellent)

  1. tending or able to repel; driving back
  2. repulsive, inspiring aversion
    • 2014 April 12, Michael Inwood, “Martin Heidegger: the philosopher who fell for Hitler [print version: Hitler's philosopher]”, in The Daily Telegraph (Review)[1], London, page R11:
      [Martin] Heidegger's repellent political beliefs do not contaminate his philosophical work.
  3. resistant or impervious to something

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Noun[edit]

repellent ‎(plural repellents)

  1. someone who repels
  2. a substance used to repel insects
  3. a substance or treatment for a fabric etc to make it impervious to something

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

repellent

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of repellō