revulsion
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ɹɪˈvʌlʃən/, /ɹəvʌˈlʃən/
Noun

revulsion (uncountable)

  1. Abhorrence, a sense of loathing, intense aversion, repugnance, repulsion, horror.
  2. A sudden violent feeling of disgust.
  3. (medicine) The treatment of one diseased area by acting elsewhere; counterirritation.
  4. (obsolete) A strong pulling or drawing back; withdrawal.
    • 1643, Thomas Browne, Religio Medici
      Revulsions and pull-backs.
  5. (obsolete) A sudden reaction; a sudden and complete change of the feelings.
    • 18, Thomas Babington Macaulay, chapter 1, in The History of England from the Accession of James the Second, volume (please specify ), London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, OCLC 1069526323 ↗:
Translations
  • German: Abscheu, Widerwille
  • Italian: ripulsione
  • Portuguese: revulsão
  • Russian: отвраще́ние
Translations
  • German: Ekel, Ekelgefühl
  • Italian: ripulsione
  • Portuguese: revulsão
  • Russian: отвраще́ние
Translations
  • German: Ableitung, Revulsio
  • Italian: revulsione
  • Portuguese: revulsão



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