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One entry found for repel.
Main Entry: re·pel
Pronunciation: ri-primarystresspel
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): re·pelled; re·pel·ling
1 a : to drive back <repel the enemy> b : to fight against : RESIST
2 : to refuse to accept : REJECT <repel a suggestion>
3 a : to be incapable of sticking to, mixing with, taking up, or holding <a fabric that repels water> b : to force away or apart or tend to do so by mutual action at a distance <two like electrical charges repel each other>
4 : DISGUST <a sight that repelled everyone>
- re·pel·ler noun

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