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  • n  a compound with which fabrics are treated to repel water
  • n  a chemical substance that repels animals
  • n  the power to repel
  • s  serving or tending to repel
  • s  highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust

  • The world-famous naturalist has long been regarded in scientific circles as a maverick, known for setting off on rain forest expeditions barefoot and without mosquito repellant .
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  • Late, wet spring causing influx of mosquitoes, ticks
    Hike those socks over pant legs this summer, and keep the repellant handy. Experts say the mosquitoes, ticks and ants will be out in full force. Some are already reporting increased populations. “If you go through the longer grass, or go hiking through woods, you’re going to pick up ticks,” said Larry Dolphin, director of [...]
    June 13, 2013 - Austin Daily Herald
  • Water chestnut removal set in Acton
    Ice House Pond at 120 Concord Road in Acton needs volunteers to help remove invasive water chestnuts from the pond. Events require pre-registration, a signed liability waiver with the Acton Natural Resources Department. Please only volunteers ages 14 and up. This is messy, wet work. Volunteers should wear water shoes, a hat, sunscreen and insect repellant as needed. Volunteers may bring kayaks ...
    June 12, 2013 - The Acton Beacon

  • James Hansen in American Thinker
    Indeed, when R. Naasz, president of the National Mining Association, protested "the [2007] suggestion that coal utilization for electricity generation can be equated with the systematic extermination of European Jewry is both repellant and...
  • Stephanie Coontz in ABC News
    I am just old fashioned enough to find [marrying for money] repellant,said Stephanie Coontz, professor of history and family studies at Evergreen State College in Washington.

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