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- v. To pull back with force.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To pull back with force.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To affect by revulsion; pull or draw back; withdraw.
- To draw away: applied to counter-irritation.
Latin revulsus ("revulsed"), past participle of revello ("I revulse"). (Wiktionary)