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also re·pel·lant  (rĭ-pĕl′ənt)
1. Inspiring aversion or distaste; repulsive. See Synonyms at hateful, offensive.
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.
re·pel′lent·ly adv.
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gratissimum oil solution, its repellence is comparable to that of a commercial repellent wipe containing synthetic repellents.
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Diptera: Culicidae), Anopheles dirus Peyton & Harrison (Diptera: Culicidae), and Culex quinquefasciatus Say (Diptera: Culicidae), with varying durations of repellence observed (range: 2.
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Repellence of essential oils of aromatic plants growing in Argentina against Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae).
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An enzimatic approach and protein fusion to the Cellulose basis is exploited to confer to the material additional functionalities from the bulk, such as fragrance release, water repellence or anti-bacteria.
However, crop growth on sands is limited by poor water-and nutrient-retention capacity and, in some cases, water repellence.
They also provide water repellence to masonry surfaces such as stone and brick.
Another advantage of synthetic fibre is their moisture repellence, whereas poor resistance to moisture absorption made the use of natural fibre reinforced composites less attractive.
Davidson (1993) also implicated non-wettability of soils (water repellence and hydrophobicity due to blue gum oils deposited on soil particles) as a contributing factor to low understory cover, which may alter erosion rates.