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Able to repel a particular thing; impervious to a particular substance,
  1. Able to repel a particular thing; impervious to a particular substance
    • - water-repellent nylon
  2. Causing disgust or distaste
    • - the idea was slightly repellent to her
  1. A substance that dissuades particular insects or other pests from approaching or settling
    • - a flea repellent
  2. A substance used to treat something, esp. fabric or stone, so as to make it impervious to water
    • - treat brick with a silicone water repellent

  1. a compound with which fabrics are treated to repel water
  2. rebarbative: serving or tending to repel; "he became rebarbative and prickly and spiteful"; "I find his obsequiousness repellent"
  3. a chemical substance that repels animals
  4. disgusting: highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust; "a disgusting smell"; "distasteful language"; "a loathsome disease"; "the idea of eating meat is repellent to me"; "revolting food"; "a wicked stench"
  5. incapable of absorbing or mixing with; "a water-repellent fabric"; "plastic highly resistant to steam and water"
  6. the power to repel; "she knew many repellents to his advances"
  7. (repellently) in a repellent manner; "repellently fat"
  8. someone who repels; a substance used to repel insects; a substance or treatment for a fabric etc to make it impervious to something; tending or able to repel; repulsive, inspiring aversion; resistant or impervious to something
  9. (Repellents) Substances such as chemical pastes that can be used on gutters and ledges to repel birds. The paste must be carefully applied by a pest control operator so as to prevent it from falling onto tables or into food.
  10. An active ingredient in a product that has the ability to repel fleas and ticks, thus preventing them from infesting a dog or cat.
  11. A chemical that is used to drive away insects, dogs or other pests.
  12. A chemical, audible or visual device purported to keep wildlife away from a certain area or material. Repellents rely on one of the following modes of action, fear, pain, or tactile response. Click repellent
  13. Type of pesticide used to repel pests, i.e., a pesticide formulated to keep pests away from African Violets and other plants, rather than killing them. Many organic pesticides are of this sort. For an example, see Neem.
  14. anything that repels an animal because it is distasteful or disagreeable
  15. A chemical or biological agent that makes unattractive to pests a habit, food source or other site ordinarily sought and frequented.
  16. A chemical capable of preventing mosquitoes from feeding on a host.