repel

repel
repel [ri pel′]
vt.
repelled, repelling [ME repellen < L repellere, to drive back < re-, back + pellere, to drive: see PULSE1]
1. to drive or force back; hold or ward off [to repel an attack]
2. to refuse to accept, agree to, or submit to; reject [to repel advances]
3. to refuse to accept (a person); spurn [to repel a suitor]
4.
a) to cause distaste or dislike in; disgust [the odor repelled him]
b) to cause (insects, etc.) to react by staying away
5.
a) to be resistant to, or present an opposing force to [a coating that repels moisture]
b) to fail to mix with or adhere to [water repels oil]
vi.
1. to drive off, or offer an opposing force to, something
2. to cause distaste, dislike, or aversion
repeller
n.

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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