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a. (alternative form of repellent English) n. (alternative form of repellent English)

  1. adj. serving or tending to repel; "he became rebarbative and prickly and spiteful"; "I find his obsequiousness repellent" [syn: rebarbative, repellent]

  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, repellent, repelling, revolting, skanky, wicked, yucky]

  3. n. a compound with which fabrics are treated to repel water [syn: repellent]

  4. a chemical substance that repels animals [syn: repellent]

  5. the power to repel; "she knew many repellents to his advances" [syn: repellent]

Usage examples of "repellant".

She stood at the counter while he drew up her bill: sixteen bales of alfalfa hay, a sack of oats, dandy brush, curry comb, spray bottle, fly repellant, hoof pick, paste wormer, salt block, fly mask, day sheet .

The dark-haired woman was shoulder to shoulder with them on her knees, fitting the forward dorsal tractor control node with devices capable of marrying telekinetic energy to the attractive and repellant forces in a directed graviton stream.

One man slept soundly by induced coma--an option Coren found more repellant than the flight itself --and the only others he could see clearly seemed to be Spacers, tall and elegant and gathered together in one section in the front of the cabin, talking animatedly, unfazed by the fact that they were hurtling through space with less than thirty centimeters of hull between them and vacuum.

Some kind of biting midge zeroed in on them, trapped as they were beneath the concealing greenery, and raised itching welts before they could find repellant in their awkwardly stowed packs.

We really should have more time for immunizations, but we'll do the best we can, and we'll take a lot of insect repellant.

We really should have more time for immunizations, but well do the best we can, and well take a lot of insect repellant.

She considered digging out her insect repellant and giving herself another dousing.

I sprayed myself with liberal amounts of insect repellant -- Audrey said I smelled like poisonous oranges, even after a shower -- and the hordes of hovering midges, mosquitoes, and gnats kept their distance.

Folk from the magic world of lights and appliances and 6-12 Insect Repellant.

On a camping holiday, Nyssa would have been the one with the emergency matches and the insect repellant.

Clean garments and insect repellant gave everyone, including Kel, a more cheerful outlook.

His sigh left his mouth open, however, just enough to get a good taste of the insect repellant that Vlad sprayed in his face.

The basic idea was to get the genegineered plants to manufacture and store a Sphinxian organic compound that's harmless to humans but serves as a natural insect repellant.

He edged up along the side and stooped as he went forward, grateful for the insect repellant he had used.

Custom inures the most sensitive persons to that which is at first most repellant.