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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
    she knew many repellents to his advances
  • s  serving or tending to repel
    I find his obsequiousness repellent
  • s  highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust
    the idea of eating meat is repellent to me
  • s  incapable of absorbing or mixing with
    a water-repellent fabric

  • Finnish yachtsmen have discovered that Johnson's ordinary Paste Wax keeps barnacles off boat bottoms, and Buganda tribesmen have found that its Off insect repellent deters the .
  • The focus of its research, according to Matt Zimmer, promotions director, was the lightweight, water-repellent fabric and muscle contour compression.
  • It's bad enough when a movie offers up atrocity scenes that would make the Nanking soldiers seem like Hannah Montana; it's repellent when the movie dresses up the sadism in a moral .
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  • Travis Hafner in Seattle Post Intelligencer
    It was annoying up there,Hafner said. "So guys were using bug repellent and trying to put it on their helmet, on their back, on their chest and stuff to kind of try and keep them away. But every now and then one would get in your eye, you...

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