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Webster 1913 Edition


Repellent

Re-pel′lent

(-lent)
,
Adj.
[L.
repellens
,
-entis
, p. pr. ]
Driving back; able or tending to repel.

Re-pel′lent

,
Noun.
1.
That which repels.
2.
(Med.)
A remedy to repel from a tumefied part the fluids which render it tumid.
Dunglison.
3.
A kind of waterproof cloth.
Knight.

Webster 1828 Edition


Repellent

REPEL'LENT

,
Adj.
Driving back; able or tending to repel.

REPEL'LENT

,
Noun.
In medicine, a medicine which drives back morbid humors into the mass of the blood, from which they were unduly secreted; or which prevents such an afflux of fluid to a part, as would raise it to a tumor; a discutient.

Definition 2021


repellent

repellent

English

Adjective

repellent (comparative more repellent, superlative most repellent)

  1. tending or able to repel; driving back
  2. repulsive, inspiring aversion
    • 2014 April 12, Michael Inwood, “Martin Heidegger: the philosopher who fell for Hitler [print version: Hitler's philosopher]”, in The Daily Telegraph (Review), London, page R11:
      [Martin] Heidegger's repellent political beliefs do not contaminate his philosophical work.
  3. resistant or impervious to something

Translations

Noun

repellent (plural repellents)

  1. someone who repels
  2. a substance used to repel insects
  3. a substance or treatment for a fabric etc to make it impervious to something

Translations


Latin

Verb

repellent

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of repellō