a compound with which fabrics are treated to repel water
a chemical substance that repels animals
the power to repel
"she knew many repellents to his advances"
rebarbative, repellent, repellant(adj)
serving or tending to repel
"he became rebarbative and prickly and spiteful"; "I find his obsequiousness repellent"
disgusting, disgustful, distasteful, foul, loathly, loathsome, repellent, repellant, repelling, revolting, skanky, wicked, yucky(adj)
highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust
"a disgusting smell"; "distasteful language"; "a loathsome disease"; "the idea of eating meat is repellent to me"; "revolting food"; "a wicked stench"
incapable of absorbing or mixing with
"a water-repellent fabric"; "plastic highly resistant to steam and water"
someone who repels
a substance used to repel insects
a substance or treatment for a fabric etc to make it impervious to something
tending or able to repel
repulsive, inspiring aversion
resistant or impervious to something
Origin: From repellens.
driving back; able or tending to repel
that which repels
a remedy to repel from a tumefied part the fluids which render it tumid
a kind of waterproof cloth
Origin: [L. repellens, -entis, p. pr. ]
The numerical value of repellent in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of repellent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
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Translations for repellent
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- repel·lentCatalan, Valencian
- repulsivo, impermeable, repelenteSpanish
- hyönteiskarkote, vastenmielinen, kuvottava, karkote, kestäväFinnish
- ola ana-chuileagScottish Gaelic
- respingător, antipatic, antipatică, repulsivRomanian
- отталкивающий, отвратительный, непроницаемый, репеллентRussian
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