revulsion

See also: révulsion

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

French révulsion, Latin revulsio.

PronunciationEdit

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

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.
  5. (obsolete) A sudden reaction; a sudden and complete change of the feelings.

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