revulsion

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revulsion

disgust, repulsion, aversion; a strong feeling of repugnance: His filthy language fills me with revulsion.
Not to be confused with:
avulsion – a tearing away; a part torn off: The storm’s runoff caused an avulsion of the stream’s bank.
evulsion – plucking or pulling out; forcible extraction: The evulsion of her baby tooth was painless.

re·vul·sion

 (rĭ-vŭl′shən)
n.
1. A sudden strong change or reaction in feeling, especially a feeling of violent disgust or loathing.
2. Archaic A withdrawing or turning away from something.
3. Medicine The reduction of superficial inflammation in an affected body part, as by topical agents, in order to decrease inflammation in adjacent structures.

[Latin revulsiō, revulsiōn-, from revulsus, past participle of revellere, to tear back : re-, re- + vellere, to tear.]

re·vul′sive adj.

revulsion

(rɪˈvʌlʃən)
n
1. a sudden and unpleasant violent reaction in feeling, esp one of extreme loathing
2. the act or an instance of drawing back or recoiling from something
3. (Medicine) med obsolete the diversion of disease or congestion from one part of the body to another by cupping, counterirritants, etc
[C16: from Latin revulsiō a pulling away, from revellere, from re- + vellere to pull, tear]
reˈvulsionary adj

re•vul•sion

(rɪˈvʌl ʃən)

n.
1. a strong feeling of repugnance, distaste, or dislike; disgust; loathing.
2. a sudden and violent change of feeling or response in sentiment, taste, etc.
3. the act of drawing something back or away.
[1535–45; < Latin revulsiō tearing off, derivative (with -tiō -tion) of revellere to tear loose =re- re- + vellere to pluck]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.revulsion - intense aversion
disgust - strong feelings of dislike

revulsion

revulsion

noun
Translations

revulsion

[rɪˈvʌlʃən] N
1. (= disgust) → repugnancia f, asco m (Med) → revulsión f
2. (= sudden change) → reacción f, cambio m repentino

revulsion

[rɪˈvʌlʃən] nrévulsion f

revulsion

n
(= disgust)Abscheu m, → Ekel m (→ at vor +dat)
(= sudden change)Umschwung m; (= reaction)Empörung f

revulsion

[rɪˈvʌlʃn] nripugnanza

re·vul·sion

n. revulsión.