Definition of "repellency" [repellency]

  • The ability to repel; the characteristic of repelling. (noun)

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Use "repellency" in a sentence
  • "Hitchens reminded them of what they secretly burned to be -- back when they were fresh out of the J-school manufacturing system -- if only they could write as beautifully, read as deeply, drink as successfully, remember as accurately, fight as gleefully, and reject the daily bromides with such unerring and passionate repellency."
  • "There are other unknowns: Almost no research has been done on whether the dispersants will undermine the water repellency of birds, which is essential for regulating their body temperature."
  • "DENVER -- More than 1,000 ducks found dead around Front Range treatment plans likely died when chemicals in the water caused their feathers to lose water repellency."