repellent

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin repellens.

Pronunciation[edit]

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