Variant of revulsion
- 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
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