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repel

verb [T]  /rɪˈpel/ (-ll-) us  
to force away something unwanted: This coat repels moisture. Repel can also mean disgust: Even the idea of him repels her.
repellent
noun [C/U]  /rɪˈpel·ənt/ us  
[U] Bring insect repellent along on the hike.
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