Revulsion Definition

rĭ-vŭlshən
noun
A withdrawal.
Webster's New World
A sudden, complete, and violent change of feeling; abrupt, strong reaction in sentiment.
Webster's New World
A withdrawing or turning away from something.
American Heritage
The reduction of superficial inflammation in an affected body part, as by topical agents, in order to decrease inflammation in adjacent structures.
American Heritage Medicine
Extreme disgust, shock, or repugnance; feeling of great loathing.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Revulsion

Noun

Singular:
revulsion
Plural:
revulsions

Origin of Revulsion

  • Latin revulsiō revulsiōn- from revulsus past participle of revellere to tear back re- re- vellere to tear

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • French révulsion, Latin revulsio.

    From Wiktionary

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