Definition of "repellent" [re•pel•lent]

  • (adjective) Serving or tending to repel.
  • (adjective) Able to repel.
  • (adjective) Inspiring aversion or distaste; repulsive. See Synonyms at hateful, offensive.
  • (adjective) Resistant or impervious to a substance. Often used in combination: a water-repellent fabric.
  • (noun) One that repels.

Use "repellent" in a sentence

  • "Report: Deet, popular and potent insect repellent, is neurotoxic"
  • "Tick repellent is also available. $8; 507-263-2885; robinson outdoors. com"
  • "Mosquitoes are night creatures, too, so insect repellent is a must (on you but never your bait)."

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