Definition of repulsion noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//rɪˈpʌlʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈpʌlʃn//
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  1. 1a feeling of very strong dislike of something that you find extremely unpleasant
  2. 2 (physics) the force by which objects tend to push each other away the forces of attraction and repulsion
  3. see also repel compare attraction
    Word Originlate Middle English: from late Latin repulsio(n-), from repellere ‘drive back’, from re- ‘back’ + pellere ‘to drive’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: repulsion