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English definition of “repel”


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