Definition of Repellant

1. Noun. A compound with which fabrics are treated to repel water.

Exact synonyms: Repellent
Generic synonyms: Chemical Compound, Compound
Derivative terms: Repellent



2. Adjective. Serving or tending to repel. "I find his obsequiousness repellent"
Exact synonyms: Rebarbative, Repellent
Similar to: Unpleasant
Derivative terms: Repel, Repel, Repellent, Repellent, Repellent

3. Noun. A chemical substance that repels animals.
Exact synonyms: Repellent
Generic synonyms: Chemical Compound, Compound
Specialized synonyms: Insect Repellant, Insect Repellent, Insectifuge
Derivative terms: Repel, Repel, Repellent

4. Adjective. Highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust. "A wicked stench"

5. Noun. The power to repel. "She knew many repellents to his advances"
Exact synonyms: Repellent
Generic synonyms: Power, Powerfulness
Derivative terms: Repellent, Repellent

Definition of Repellant

1. Adjective. (alternative form of repellent) ¹

2. Noun. (alternative form of repellent) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Repellant

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Repellant

repeating firearm
repeating unit
repeats
repechage
repechages
repecharge
repedation
repeddle
repeddled
repeddling
repeg
repegged
repegging
repegs
repel
repellant (current term)
repellant guiding molecule
repellantly
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repellence
repellences
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Literary usage of Repellant

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1. The Novels and Letters of Jane Austen by Jane Austen (1906)
"great girls in the school ; and it must be at Hart- field only that she could have any chance of hearing him spoken of with cooling moderation or repellant ..."

2. The Essential Faith of the Universal Church: Deduced from the Sacred Records by Harriet Martineau (1833)
"... own unfitness for grace, arising from natural causes, and not by any sin of any ancestor, or by any arbitrary decree of God, or by any repellant and ..."

3. An Analysis of the Lever Escapement: A Lecture Delivered Before the Canadian by R. H. Playtner (1895)
"... and if placed to the opposite side of EB the tooth would repel the pallet, forming what is known as the repellant escapement. ..."

4. The System of Mental Philosophy by Asa Mahan (1882)
"SYMPATHETIC AND repellant EMOTIONS. All are aware, that the contemplation of certain emotions as existing in other minds, tends to induce similar feelings ..."

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