Definitions

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  • n. Something that repels, that which causes repulsion.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or that which, repels.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which repels.
  • n. Specifically, in obstetrics, an instrument used in difficult labor of animals to repel the fetus until the head and limbs can be made to present themselves normally for delivery.

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Examples

  • The protection of the net was considered necessary, for although there could be no reasonable doubt that all the torpedoes in the harbour and river had been exploded, others might be sent out against the Syndicate's vessels; and a torpedo under a crab or a repeller was the enemy most feared by the Syndicate.

    The Great War Syndicate

  • Syndicate's vessels; and a torpedo under a crab or a repeller was the enemy most feared by the Syndicate.

    The Great War Syndicate

  • By the way, I wish Couric just STFU after the first question, let the Pulin repeller continue all her glory.

    Palin Explains Why Alaska Experience Gives Her National Security Credentials

  • Oh, they also added a flashlight, a radio, a mosquito repeller In case your breath is attracting them, all with an MP3 player.

    SATY MP3 player with breath analyzer - SlipperyBrick.com

  • A sharp pencil will not stand on its point repeller, but it will move through a number of leaning positions as it falls on to its side.

    Archive 2008-08-01

  • If it is near such a repeller, the system will self organise so as to move away from this state.

    Archive 2008-08-01

  • And when they try to find out what is going on, they suddenly find themselves locked in by the refinery's repeller fence, with a group of nasty-looking soldiers who are reactivating the machines to refine odic force.

    HH Com 194 (190)

  • LCD digital clock, thermometer, compass, sonic mosquito repeller, built-in handle and retractable shoulder strap.

    Archive 2005-07-01

  • And I love the air boots -- although Donnie's experience with the bug repeller made me wonder what would happen if I broke a valve or lost the CO2 cartridge that inflated them.

    Analog Science Fiction and Fact

  • In a supposed effort to lighten his load, Donnie had foisted off his electronics on me, including the useless bug repeller.

    Analog Science Fiction and Fact

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