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repulse

verb [T]  /rɪˈpʌls/ us  
to push someone or something back or away, esp. to successfully stop an attack: The enemy attack was quickly repulsed. If something repulses you, it causes you to have a strong feeling of dislike and want to avoid it.
repulsion
noun [U]  /rɪˈpʌl·ʃən/ us  
When she was pregnant, certain foods produced a feeling of repulsion in her.
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