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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Revulsion  \Re*vul"sion\,  n.  [F.  r['e]vulsion,  L.  revulsio,  fr 
  revellere,  revulsum  to  pluck  or  pull  away  pref.  re-  re-  + 
  vellere  to  pull  Cf  {Convulse}.] 
  1.  A  strong  pulling  or  drawing  back  withdrawal.  ``Revulsions 
  and  pullbacks.''  --SSir  T.  Brovne 
  2.  A  sudden  reaction;  a  sudden  and  complete  change;  -- 
  applied  to  the  feelings. 
  A  sudden  and  violent  revulsion  of  feeling,  both  in 
  the  Parliament  and  the  country,  followed. 
  3.  (Med.)  The  act  of  turning  or  diverting  any  disease  from 
  one  part  of  the  body  to  another.  It  resembles  derivation, 
  but  is  usually  applied  to  a  more  active  form  of  counter 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  intense  aversion  [syn:  {repugnance},  {repulsion},  {horror}] 

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