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Definition of repellent adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1repellent (to somebody) (formal) very unpleasant; causing strong dislike synonym repulsive I found the pictures repellent. Their political ideas are repellent to most people.
  2. 2(in compounds) not letting a particular substance, especially water, pass through it water-repellent fabrics
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