Pronunciation: (ri-puls'), [key]
—v., -pulsed, -puls•ing,
1. to drive back; repel: to repulse an assailant.
2. to repel with denial, discourtesy, or the like; refuse or reject.
3. to cause feelings of repulsion in: The scenes of violence in the film may repulse some viewers.
1. the act of repelling.
2. the fact of being repelled, as in hostile encounter.
3. a refusal or rejection.
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