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.
References in classic literature ?
Upon opening my eyes then, and coming out of my own pleasant and self-created darkness into the imposed and coarse outer gloom of the unilluminated twelve-o'clock-at-night, I experienced a disagreeable revulsion. Nor did I at all object to the hint from Queequeg that perhaps it were best to strike a light, seeing that we were so wide awake; and besides he felt a strong desire to have a few quiet puffs from his Tomahawk.
Tormented, in the hall, with difficulties and obstacles, I remember sinking down at the foot of the staircase--suddenly collapsing there on the lowest step and then, with a revulsion, recalling that it was exactly where more than a month before, in the darkness of night and just so bowed with evil things, I had seen the specter of the most horrible of women.
"He is old and feeble, and I dare to condemn him!" she thought at such moments, with a feeling of revulsion against herself.
No, no, people are not so soon well of such contusions; but, sir, I am not at this time of day to be instructed in my operations by a patient, and I insist on making a revulsion before I dress you."
Or in some narrow pathway, glancing with a transitory daring into the eyes of some lithe, white-swathed female figure, I would suddenly see (with a spasmodic revulsion) that she had slit-like pupils, or glancing down note the curving nail with which she held her shapeless wrap about her.
Each gust of the clouded mood that seemed warmed by the heat of a heart flaming with anger has its counterpart in the chilly blasts that seem blown from a breast turned to ice with a sudden revulsion of feeling.
By some capricious revulsion of feeling which it seemed impossible to account for, my whole mind was now absorbed on the one subject which had been hitherto so strangely absent from it--the subject of Mrs.
But it is a blessed provision of nature that at times like these, as soon as a man's mercury has got down to a certain point there comes a revulsion, and he rallies.
He had naturally repressed much, and some revulsion might have been expected in him when the occasion for repression was gone.
With a sudden revulsion of feeling and tactics, he determined to throw himself, at once, into the penitent and candid.
So quick was the revulsion of feeling, I had not time to cheek her triumph by reproof; ere I could contract my brows to a frown she had become serious and almost mournful-looking.
"No, we don't," said Margaret, with a sudden revulsion. "We lead the lives of gibbering monkeys.