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Definition of "revulsion" []

  • A sudden strong change or reaction in feeling, especially a feeling of violent disgust or loathing. (noun)
  • A withdrawing or turning away from something. (noun)
  • Medicine Counterirritation used to reduce inflammation or increase the blood supply to the affected area. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "revulsion" in a sentence
  • "What about what you called the revulsion factor, that is the graphic ..."
  • "You complain that you won't get a rational answer but you sound like one whose antipathy clouds all judgement, one whose revulsion is so extreme, their disgust so bound to fear and hate, that it manifests in outright delusion, in conspiracy theories of covert and overt ideological Powers-That-Be, Evil Forces aligned against all that is good and decent."
  • "Now in revulsion, the American people will solidify the Democrat majority."