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repulsion


noun

  1. the act of repulsing or the state of being repulsed.
  2. the feeling of being repelled, as by the thought or presence of something; distaste, repugnance, or aversion.
  3. Physics. the force that acts between bodies of like electric charge or magnetic polarity, tending to separate them.

noun

  1. a feeling of disgust or aversion
  2. physics a force tending to separate two objects, such as the force between two like electric charges or magnetic poles
n.

early 15c., “repudiation,” from Late Latin repulsionem (nominative repulsio) “a repelling,” noun of action from past participle stem of repellere (see repel). Meaning “action of forcing or driving back” is attested from 1540s. Sense of “strong dislike” is from 1751.

n.

  1. The act of repelling or driving apart.
  2. A feeling of extreme dislike.
  3. The tendency of particles or bodies of the same electric charge or magnetic polarity to separate.

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