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repellent

noun [C or U] uk   us   /rɪˈpel.ənt/
a substance used to repel something: insect/mosquito repellent

repellent

adjective uk   us   /rɪˈpel.ənt/
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.
Translations of “repellent”
in Arabic مُنفّر…
in Korean 역겨운…
in Malaysian penyingkir…
in French repoussant…
in Turkish itici, uzaklaştırıcı, iğrenç…
in Italian ripugnante, repellente…
in Chinese (Traditional) 驅蟲劑…
in Russian отталкивающий, отвратительный…
in Polish odrażający…
in Vietnamese kinh tởm…
in Spanish repelente…
in Portuguese repelente, repulsivo, repugnante…
in Thai น่ารังเกียจ…
in German abweisend…
in Catalan repel·lent, repugnant…
in Japanese 非常に不快な…
in Indonesian menjijikkan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 驱虫剂…
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