repulsion

Repulsion is getting grossed out. If the thought of great green globs of greasy grimy gopher guts makes you recoil in horror, then you've experienced repulsion, or an intense aversion to something.

Where there's repulsion, there's disgust. Maybe gagging. Perhaps a few screams. In physics, repulsion describes how two magnets with the same charge jump away from each other, kind of like how most of us leap from the table when mom puts down a plate of Brussels sprouts.

Primary Meanings of repulsion

1.
n
the act of repulsing or repelling an attack; a successful defensive stand
2.
n
intense aversion
Full Definitions of repulsion
1

n the act of repulsing or repelling an attack; a successful defensive stand

Synonyms:
standoff
Type of:
stand
a defensive effort

n the force by which bodies repel one another

Synonyms:
repulsive force
Antonyms:
attraction, attractive force
the force by which one object attracts another
Type of:
force
(physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity
2

n intense aversion

Synonyms:
horror, repugnance, revulsion
Type of:
disgust
strong feelings of dislike

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