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Webster 1913 Edition


Revulsion

Re-vul′sion

,
Noun.
[F.
révulsion
, L.
revulsio
, fr.
revellere
,
revulsum
, to pluck or pull away; pref.
re-
re- +
vellere
to pull. Cf.
Convulse
.]
1.
A strong pulling or drawing back; withdrawal.
Revulsions and pullbacks.”
SSir T. Brovne.
2.
A sudden reaction; a sudden and complete change; – applied to the feelings.
A sudden and violent
revulsion
of feeling, both in the Parliament and the country, followed.
Macaulay.
3.
(Med.)
The act of turning or diverting any disease from one part of the body to another. It resembles derivation, but is usually applied to a more active form of counter irritation.

Webster 1828 Edition


Revulsion

REVUL'SION

,
Noun.
[L. revulsus, revello; re and vello, to pull.]
1.
In medicine, the act of turning or diverting a flux of humors or any cause of disease, from one part of the body to another.
2.
The act of holding or drawing back.

Definition 2022


revulsion

revulsion

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English

Noun

revulsion (usually uncountable, plural revulsions)

  1. abhorrence, a sense of loathing, intense aversion, repugnance, repulsion, horror
  2. A sudden violent feeling of disgust.
  3. (medicine) The treatment of one diseased area by acting elsewhere; counterirritation.
  4. (obsolete) A strong pulling or drawing back; withdrawal.
    • Sir Thomas Browne
      Revulsions and pullbacks.
  5. (obsolete) A sudden reaction; a sudden and complete change of the feelings.
    • Macaulay
      A sudden and violent revulsion of feeling, both in the Parliament and the country, followed.

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