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  1. [noun] a compound with which fabrics are treated to repel water
    Synonyms: repellant

  2. [noun] a chemical substance that repels animals
    Synonyms: repellant

  3. [noun] the power to repel; "she knew many repellents to his advances"
    Synonyms: repellant

  4. [adjective] serving or tending to repel; "he became rebarbative and prickly and spiteful"; "I find his obsequiousness repellent"
    Synonyms: rebarbative, repellant

  5. [adjective] 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"
    Synonyms: disgusting, disgustful, distasteful, foul, loathly, loathsome, repellant, repelling, revolting, skanky, wicked, yucky

  6. [adjective] incapable of absorbing or mixing with; "a water-repellent fabric"; "plastic highly resistant to steam and water"
    Synonyms: resistant


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