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re•pul•sive



Pronunciation: (ri-pul'siv), [key]
adj.
1. causing repugnance or aversion: a repulsive mask.
2. capable of causing repulsion; serving to repulse: to present enough repulsive force to keep the enemy from daring to attack.
3. tending to drive away or keep at a distance; cold; forbidding: arrogant, repulsive airs to frighten the timid .
4. Physics.of the nature of or characterized by physical repulsion.

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

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