repulse: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (ri-puls'), [key]
— v., n. -pulsed, -puls•ing,
- to drive back; repel: to repulse an assailant.
- to repel with denial, discourtesy, or the like; refuse or reject.
- to cause feelings of repulsion in: The scenes of violence in the film may repulse some viewers.
- the act of repelling.
- the fact of being repelled, as in hostile encounter.
- a refusal or rejection.
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