Revulsion meaning

rĭ-vŭlshən
A sudden strong change or reaction in feeling, especially a feeling of violent disgust or loathing.
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A sudden, complete, and violent change of feeling; abrupt, strong reaction in sentiment.
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Extreme disgust, shock, or repugnance; feeling of great loathing.
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The reduction of superficial inflammation in an affected body part, as by topical agents, in order to decrease inflammation in adjacent structures.
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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.

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A withdrawing or turning away from something.
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The reduction of superficial inflammation in an affected body part, as by topical agents, in order to decrease inflammation in adjacent structures.
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A withdrawal.
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A sudden violent feeling of disgust.
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(medicine) The treatment of one diseased area by acting elsewhere; counterirritation.
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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