- Revulsion is a strong, or even violent, feeling of dislike or disgust.
An example of revulsion how a person reacts to the smell of a skunk.
revulsion definition by Webster's New World
- Rare a withdrawal
- a sudden, complete, and violent change of feeling; abrupt, strong reaction in sentiment
- extreme disgust, shock, or repugnance; feeling of great loathing
Origin: ; from French or L; French révulsion ; from Classical Latin revulsio ; from revulsus, past participle of revellere, to pluck away ; from re-, back plush vellere, to pull ; from Indo-European base an unverified form wel-, to snatch, seize, injure from source Old English wol, pestilence, Old Norse valr, the slain on the battlefield
- revulsive adjective
revulsion definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A sudden strong change or reaction in feeling, especially a feeling of violent disgust or loathing.
- A withdrawing or turning away from something.
- Medicine Counterirritation used to reduce inflammation or increase the blood supply to the affected area.
Origin: Latin revulsiō, revulsiōn-, from revulsus, past participle of revellere, to tear back : re-, re- + vellere, to tear.
- re·vulˈsive adjective
revulsion - Medical Definition
- A sudden, strong change or reaction in feeling, especially a feeling of violent disgust or loathing.
- Counterirritation used to reduce inflammation or increase the blood supply to an affected area.