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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 re·pel·lent /rɪˈpɛlənt/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 re·pel·lent /rɪˈpɛlənt/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·pel·lent a.  Driving back; able or tending to repel.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·pel·lent, n.
 1. That which repels.
 2. Med. A remedy to repel from a tumefied part the fluids which render it tumid.
 3. A kind of waterproof cloth.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: serving or tending to repel; "he became rebarbative and
             prickly and spiteful"; "I find his obsequiousness
             repellent" [syn: rebarbative, repellant]
      2: highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust; "a
         disgusting smell"; "distasteful language"; "a loathsome
         disease"; "the idea of eating meat is repellent to me";
         "revolting food"; "a wicked stench" [syn: disgusting, disgustful,
          distasteful, foul, loathly, loathsome, repellant,
          repelling, revolting, skanky, wicked, yucky]
      3: incapable of absorbing or mixing with; "a water-repellent
         fabric"; "plastic highly resistant to steam and water"
         [syn: resistant]
      n 1: a compound with which fabrics are treated to repel water
           [syn: repellant]
      2: a chemical substance that repels animals [syn: repellant]
      3: the power to repel; "she knew many repellents to his
         advances" [syn: repellant]