[ UK /ɹɪpˈɛlənt/ ]
highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust
a disgusting smell
a loathsome disease
a wicked stench
the idea of eating meat is repellent to me
serving or tending to repel
he became rebarbative and prickly and spiteful
I find his obsequiousness repellent
- a chemical substance that repels animals
the power to repel
she knew many repellents to his advances
- a compound with which fabrics are treated to repel water
How To Use repellant In A Sentence
- Paperbark is used extensively by local people for cajeput oil, insect repellant, soap, caulking for boats, firewood, and construction. Southwest Borneo freshwater swamp forests
- 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
- 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. TravelPod.com 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.
- Flea repellants also are sold in liquid form and are usually applied between the shoulder blades.
- 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.