from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Serving or tending to repel.
- adj. Able to repel.
- adj. Inspiring aversion or distaste; repulsive. See Synonyms at hateful, offensive.
- adj. Resistant or impervious to a substance. Often used in combination: a water-repellent fabric.
- n. One that repels.
- n. A substance used to repel insects.
- n. A substance or treatment for making a fabric or surface impervious or resistant to something else.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. tending or able to repel
- adj. repulsive, inspiring aversion
- adj. resistant or impervious to something
- n. someone who repels
- n. a substance used to repel insects
- n. a substance or treatment for a fabric etc to make it impervious to something
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Driving back; able or tending to repel.
- n. That which repels.
- n. A remedy to repel from a tumefied part the fluids which render it tumid.
- n. A kind of waterproof cloth.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the effect of repelling, physically or morally; having power to repel; able or tending to repel; repulsive.
- Specifically, capable of repelling water; water-proof: as, repellent cloth or paper.
- n. In medicine, an agent which is used to prevent or reduce a swelling. Astringents, ice, cold water, etc., are repellents.
- n. A kind of water-proof cloth.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust
- n. a chemical substance that repels animals
- n. the power to repel
- adj. serving or tending to repel
- adj. incapable of absorbing or mixing with
- n. a compound with which fabrics are treated to repel water
From Latin repellens. (Wiktionary)