Meaning of repulse

re•pulse

Pronunciation: (ri-puls'), [key]
— v., n. -pulsed, -puls•ing,
—v.t.
  1. to drive back; repel: to repulse an assailant.
  2. to repel with denial, discourtesy, or the like; refuse or reject.
  3. to cause feelings of repulsion in: The scenes of violence in the film may repulse some viewers.
—n.
  1. the act of repelling.
  2. the fact of being repelled, as in hostile encounter.
  3. a refusal or rejection.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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