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repellent

re·pel·lent (re·pel·lant)

repellent (repellant)

 
pronunciation:
rih pe lnt
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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Word Combinations (adjective, noun)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: causing distaste, aversion, or repulsion.
synonyms:
disgusting, loathsome, nauseous, obnoxious, repugnant, repulsive, revolting, sickening
antonyms:
alluring, appealing, engaging, pleasing
similar words:
abhorrent, abominable, distasteful, grim, gross, hideous, odious, offensive, vile
definition 2: having the effect of driving away.
synonyms:
impermeable, impervious, repulsive, resistant
antonyms:
adorable, attractive
similar words:
aggressive, immune, impenetrable, offensive, proof, protective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: something that repels or drives away.
insect repellent
definition 2: a substance added to cloth that causes it to repel water, used esp. for raincoats.
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derivation: repellently (repellantly) (adv.)