Definition of “repulse” - English Dictionary

(Definition of “repulse” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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repulseverb [ T ]

us /rɪˈpʌls/

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 ] us /rɪˈpʌl·ʃən/

When she was pregnant, certain foods produced a feeling of repulsion in her.

(Definition of “repulse” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)