revulsion

See also: révulsion

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɹɪˈvʌlʃən/ or IPA(key): /ɹəvʌˈlʃən/
  • Hyphenation: re‧vul‧sion

EtymologyEdit

French révulsion, Latin revulsio.

NounEdit

revulsion (usually uncountable, plural revulsions)

  1. abhorrence, a sense of loathing, intense aversion, repugnance, repulsion, horror
  2. A sudden violent feeling of disgust.
  3. (medicine) The treatment of one diseased area by acting elsewhere; counterirritation.
  4. (obsolete) A strong pulling or drawing back; withdrawal.
    • Sir Thomas Browne
      Revulsions and pullbacks.
  5. (obsolete) A sudden reaction; a sudden and complete change of the feelings.
    • Macaulay
      A sudden and violent revulsion of feeling, both in the Parliament and the country, followed.

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Last modified on 3 April 2014, at 09:35