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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.

Definitions of repulsion
  1. noun
    the act of repulsing or repelling an attack; a successful defensive stand
    synonyms: standoff
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    type of:
    stand
    a defensive effort
  2. noun
    the force by which bodies repel one another
    synonyms: repulsive force
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    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
  3. noun
    intense aversion
    synonyms: horror, repugnance, revulsion
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    type of:
    disgust
    strong feelings of dislike
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