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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·pulse v. t. [imp. & p. p. Repulsed p. pr. & vb. n. Repulsing.]
 1. To repel; to beat or drive back; as, to repulse an assault; to repulse the enemy.
 Complete to have discovered and repulsed
 Whatever wiles of foe or seeming friend.   --Milton.
 2. To repel by discourtesy, coldness, or denial; to reject; to send away; as, to repulse a suitor or a proffer.