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English definition of “repellent”

repellent

noun [C or U] uk   /rɪˈpel.ənt/ us  
a substance used to repel something: insect/mosquito repellentTypes of chemicalSpecific chemicals, chemical compounds and gasesSubstances and structures in the body

repellent

adjective uk   /rɪˈpel.ənt/ us  
making you feel strong disapproval and that you do not want to be involved with someone or something: repellent behaviour/beliefs I find any cruelty to children utterly repellent.Serious and unpleasantNot attractive to look atInformal words for bad
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