Definition of Repellent

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

Exact synonyms: Repellant
Generic synonyms: Chemical Compound, Compound

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

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

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: Repellant
Generic synonyms: Power, Powerfulness

6. Adjective. Incapable of absorbing or mixing with. "Plastic highly resistant to steam and water"
Exact synonyms: Resistant
Similar to: Nonabsorbent, Nonabsorptive
Derivative terms: Resist

Definition of Repellent

1. a. Driving back; able or tending to repel.

2. n. That which repels.

Definition of Repellent

1. Adjective. tending or able to repel ¹

2. Adjective. repulsive, inspiring aversion ¹

3. Adjective. resistant or impervious to something ¹

4. Noun. someone who repels ¹

5. Noun. a substance used to repel insects ¹

6. Noun. a substance or treatment for a fabric etc to make it impervious to something ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Repellent

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Repellent

1. 1. That which repels. 2. A remedy to repel from a tumefied part the fluids which render it tumid. 3. A kind of waterproof cloth. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Repellent

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1. Concrete Construction for Rural Communities by Roy Andrew Seaton (1918)
"Use of Water-repellent Compounds. — Ordinary concrete has a capillary attraction for water. By means of certain substances it can be made water-repellent, ..."

2. The Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors by Charles Wells Moulton (1904)
"He was always complaining that he had no system; speaks of his own "impassable paragraphs, each sentence an infinitely repellent particle. ..."

3. What a Man of Forty-five Ought to Know by Sylvanus Stall (1901)
"repellent People, or People Devoid of Sexual Inclination. ... The repellent Periods of Attractive People. — Why repellent at Menstrual Period. ..."

4. Educational Issues in the Kindergarten by Susan Elizabeth Blow (1908)
"most obvious error, as has been already suggested, is the assumption that mutually repellent subjects may be fused in a single apperceptive mass. ..."

5. Our Arctic Province: Alaska and the Seal Islands by Henry Wood Elliott (1886)
"Its repellent Feature* alike Avoided by Savage and Civilized Man.—The Indescribable Misery of Mosquitoes.—The Desolation of Winter in this Region. ..."

6. The Theological and Literary Journal (1851)
"Thus are the mutually repellent forces set over against each other, so as to neutralize their opposition, and to combine in producing one and the same ..."

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