repellent has definitions from the field of chemistry
1
[ adjective ] incapable of absorbing or mixing with

Synonyms

resistant

Examples

"a water-repellent fabric" "plastic highly resistant to steam and water"

Related terms

nonabsorbent

2
[ adjective ] highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust

Examples

"a disgusting smell" "distasteful language" "a loathsome disease" "the idea of eating meat is repellent to me" "revolting food" "a wicked stench"

Related terms

offensive

3
[ adjective ] serving or tending to repel

Examples

"he became rebarbative and prickly and spiteful" "I find his obsequiousness repellent"

Related terms

unpleasant

4
[ noun ] the power to repel

Synonyms

repellant

Examples

"she knew many repellents to his advances"

Related terms

power

5
[ noun ] (chemistry) a compound with which fabrics are treated to repel water

Synonyms

repellant

Related terms

compound

6
[ adjective ] highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust

Examples

"a disgusting smell" "distasteful language" "a loathsome disease" "the idea of eating meat is repellent to me" "revolting food" "a wicked stench"

Related terms

offensive

7
[ noun ] (chemistry) a chemical substance that repels animals

Synonyms

repellant

Related terms

compound insectifuge repel

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