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revulsion


  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. 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  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 
  irritation. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  revulsion 
  n  :  intense  aversion  [syn:  {repugnance},  {repulsion},  {horror}] 




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