What does revulsion mean?

Definitions for revulsionrɪˈvʌl ʃən

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word revulsion.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. repugnance, repulsion, revulsion, horror(noun)

    intense aversion


  1. revulsion(Noun)

    abhorrence, a sense of loathing, intense aversion, repugnance, repulsion, horror

  2. revulsion(Noun)

    A sudden violent feeling of disgust.

  3. revulsion(Noun)

    The treatment of one diseased area by acting elsewhere; counterirritation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Revulsion(noun)

    a strong pulling or drawing back; withdrawal

  2. Revulsion(noun)

    a sudden reaction; a sudden and complete change; -- applied to the feelings

  3. Revulsion(noun)

    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

  4. Origin: [F. rvulsion, L. revulsio, fr. revellere, revulsum, to pluck or pull away; pref. re- re- + vellere to pull. Cf. Convulse.]


  1. Revulsion

    "Revulsion" is the 73rd episode of Star Trek: Voyager, the fifth episode of the fourth season.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Revulsion

    rē-vul′shun, n. disgust: the diverting of a disease from one part to another: forced separation: a sudden change, esp. of feeling: a counter-irritant.—adj. Revul′sive, tending to revulsion.—n. Revul′sor, an apparatus for applying heat and cold in turns for medical purposes. [L. revulsiorevellĕre, revulsumre-, away, vellĕre, to tear.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of revulsion in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of revulsion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. State John Kerry:

    I share just a huge sense of revulsion over these acts.

  2. Brittany Gibbons:

    I see this entire issue as a women's movement and not just a plus-size women's movement, it was astonishing to me how much revulsion and shame women of all sizes can feel towards their bodies.

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