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1. repellent

adjective. ['rɪˈpɛlənt'] incapable of absorbing or mixing with.

Synonyms

  • nonabsorptive
  • nonabsorbent

Antonyms

  • wholesome
  • palatable
  • good

Etymology

  • repellens (Latin)

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Rhymes with Repellent

  • propellant

Sentences with repellent


1. Noun, singular or mass
Tea tree oil acts as an insect repellent and can be used in your garden and yard.

2. Verb, base form
Spray the strained liquid anywhere you want to repellent raccoons or any other wildlife.

Quotes about repellent


1. And this is the forbidden truth, the unspeakable taboo - that evil is not always repellent but frequently attractive; that it has the power to make of us not simply victims, as nature and accident do, but active accomplices.
- Joyce Carol Oates

2. water-repellent

adjective. ['ˈwɔtɝrɪˈpɛlənt'] hindering the penetration of water.

Synonyms

  • water-resistant

Antonyms

  • leaky
  • pervious

3. repellent

adjective. ['rɪˈpɛlənt'] serving or tending to repel.

Synonyms

  • rebarbative
  • repellant

Antonyms

  • harmless
  • respectful
  • savory

Etymology

  • repellens (Latin)

4. repellent

adjective. ['rɪˈpɛlənt'] highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust.

Synonyms

  • loathsome
  • skanky
  • repelling
  • revolting
  • distasteful
  • disgustful
  • yucky
  • offensive
  • foul
  • repellant
  • wicked
  • loathly

Antonyms

  • lovable
  • defensive
  • unaggressive
  • amicable

Etymology

  • repellens (Latin)

5. repellent

noun. ['rɪˈpɛlənt'] a compound with which fabrics are treated to repel water.

Synonyms

  • compound
  • repellant

Antonyms

  • fair
  • fair ball
  • untangled

Etymology

  • repellens (Latin)

6. repellent

noun. ['rɪˈpɛlənt'] the power to repel.

Synonyms

  • powerfulness
  • repellant

Antonyms

  • unoffending
  • euphemistic
  • unclog

Etymology

  • repellens (Latin)

7. repellent

noun. ['rɪˈpɛlənt'] a chemical substance that repels animals.

Synonyms

  • insectifuge
  • repellant
  • insect repellent
  • chemical compound
  • insect repellant

Antonyms

  • free
  • fragrant
  • clean
  • disinfect

Etymology

  • repellens (Latin)
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