from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Self-repelling.
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The standard model also leaves us in the dark (so to speak) about the nature of the gravitationally self-repulsive dark energy.
Now I ask you to imagine each of these colours to possess a self-repulsive power; that red repels red, that green repels green; but that red attracts green and green attracts red, the attraction of the dissimilar colours being equal to the repulsion of the similar ones.