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Related to repellant: insect repellant
re·pel·lentalso re·pel·lant (rĭ-pĕl′ənt)
2. Resistant or impervious to a substance. Often used in combination: a water-repellent fabric.
3. Serving or tending to repel something, especially insects: a repellent spray.
Something that repels, especially:
a. A substance used to repel insects.
b. A substance or treatment for making a fabric or surface impervious or resistant to something else.
re·pel′lence, re·pel′len·cy n.
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|Noun||1.||repellant - a compound with which fabrics are treated to repel water|
|2.||repellant - a chemical substance that repels animals|
chemical compound, compound - (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
|3.||repellant - the power to repel; "she knew many repellents to his advances"|
|Adj.||1.||repellant - serving or tending to repel; "he became rebarbative and prickly and spiteful"; "I find his obsequiousness repellent"|
unpleasant - disagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings ; "an unpleasant personality"; "unpleasant repercussions"; "unpleasant odors"
|2.||repellant - 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"|
foul, loathly, repelling, revolting, skanky, disgustful, disgusting, yucky, distasteful, loathsome, repellent, wicked
offensive - unpleasant or disgusting especially to the senses; "offensive odors"
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