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 for repellent
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Repellent \Re*pel"lent\ (-lent), a. [L. repellens, -entis, p.
     pr. ]
     Driving back; able or tending to repel.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Repellent \Re*pel"lent\, n.
     1. That which repels.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (Med.) A remedy to repel from a tumefied part the fluids
        which render it tumid. --Dunglison.
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     3. A kind of waterproof cloth. --Knight.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: serving or tending to repel; "he became rebarbative and
             prickly and spiteful"; "I find his obsequiousness
             repellent" [syn: rebarbative, repellent, repellant]
      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,
         repellant, repelling, revolting, skanky, wicked,
      3: incapable of absorbing or mixing with; "a water-repellent
         fabric"; "plastic highly resistant to steam and water" [syn:
         repellent, resistant]
      n 1: a compound with which fabrics are treated to repel water
           [syn: repellent, repellant]
      2: a chemical substance that repels animals [syn: repellent,
      3: the power to repel; "she knew many repellents to his
         advances" [syn: repellent, repellant]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  79 Moby Thesaurus words for "repellent":
     abhorrent, abominable, base, beastly, below contempt,
     beneath contempt, complaining, contemptible, crude, despicable,
     detestable, diamagnetic, disagreeable, disgusting, disputatious,
     disputing, dissentient, dissenting, distasteful, execrable, fetid,
     forbidding, foul, fractious, fulsome, gross, hateful, heinous,
     ignoble, invidious, loathsome, malodorous, mephitic, miasmal,
     miasmic, nasty, nauseating, nauseous, noisome, noncooperative,
     noxious, objecting, objectionable, obnoxious, obscene, obstructive,
     odious, of opposite polarity, offensive, on the barricades,
     proof against, protesting, rebarbative, rebellious, recalcitrant,
     refractory, reluctant, renitent, repelling, repugnant, repulsive,
     resistant, resisting, resistive, retardant, retardative, revolting,
     revulsive, sickening, stinking, uncongenial, uncooperative,
     ungenial, unsubmissive, unsympathetic, unyielding, up in arms,
     vile, withstanding

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