repulsion has definitions from the fields of military,physics
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[ noun ] (physics) the force by which bodies repel one another

Synonyms

repulsive_force

Used in print

(Bern Dibner, "Oerstad and the Discovery of Electro...)

The great resemblance between electrical and magnetic_attractions and repulsions and the similarity of their laws necessarily would bring_about this comparison .

(John F. Hayward, "Mimesis and Symbol in the Arts"...)

They bring an inextricable component of value within themselves , with attractions and repulsions native to their own quality .

Related terms

attraction force repulsive

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[ noun ] intense aversion

Used in print

(Brand Blanshard, "The Emotive Theory," Robert...)

To greet them with repulsion would turn what before was neutral into something bad ; it would needlessly bring badness into the world ; and even on subjectivist assumptions that does not seem very bright .

Related terms

disgust

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[ noun ] (military) the act of repulsing or repelling an attack; a successful defensive stand

Synonyms

standoff repelling

Related terms

stand repel

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