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re•pel•lent



Pronunciation: (ri-pel'unt), [key]
adj.
1. causing distaste or aversion; repulsive.
2. forcing or driving back.
3. serving or tending to ward off or drive away.
4. impervious or resistant to something (often used in combination): moth-repellant.

n.
1. something that repels, as a substance that keeps away insects.
2. a medicine that serves to prevent or reduce swellings, tumors, etc.
3. any of various durable or nondurable solutions applied to a fabric, garment, surface, etc., to increase its resistance, as to water, moths, mildew, etc. Also,re•pel'lant.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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