[ UK /ɹɪpˈɛlənt/ ]
  1. highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust
    a disgusting smell
    a loathsome disease
    revolting food
    a wicked stench
    distasteful language
    the idea of eating meat is repellent to me
  2. serving or tending to repel
    he became rebarbative and prickly and spiteful
    I find his obsequiousness repellent
  1. a chemical substance that repels animals
  2. the power to repel
    she knew many repellents to his advances
  3. a compound with which fabrics are treated to repel water
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How To Use repellant In A Sentence

  • It also provides ample cushioning with shock-absorbing HydroFlow technology in the heel and forefoot, and has a water-repellant upper.
  • There was at that time unfounded speculation that B vitamins acted as systemic insect repellants, 12 possibly because of the aroma of yeast excreted via the sweat.
  • And -- "sixth and lastly" -- should confession be made that in the present rendering a purely arbitrary title has been assigned this little book; chiefly for commercial reasons, since the word "dizain" has been adjudged both untranslatable and, in its pristine form, repellantly Chivalry
  • Aside from the blunt-edged rockers, Smitten features an equally repellant set of languid piano pop.
  • Insect repellant : Coffee grounds are a good ant repellent. Sprinkle coffee grounds around ant hills. Coffee grounds also repel snails and slugs.
  • When outdoors, people are encouraged to use an insect repellant containing DEET, an active ingredient unequalled at keeping the bloodsucking pests at bay.
  • One of the biggest offenders, iguanas; one man in Boca Raton decided to take the pesky lizards on, inventing a repellant called iguana rid. CNN Transcript Oct 13, 2009
  • She got through eventually, sans sunscreen, aftersun and insect repellant. Recent Updates
  • Don't forget to bring insect repellant .
  • It has webbed feet; dense, woolly, water-repellant fur; and furrows along the sides of its head to protect the eyes and ears when it swims under water.
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