Webster 1913 Edition
repulsio: cf. F.
The act of repulsing or repelling, or the state of being repulsed or repelled.
A feeling of violent offence or disgust; repugnance.
The power, either inherent or due to some physical action, by which bodies, or the particles of bodies, are made to recede from each other, or to resist each other’s nearer approach;
Webster 1828 Edition
1.In physics, the power of repelling or driving off; that property of bodies which causes them to recede from each other or avoid coming in contact.
2.The act of repelling.