Definition of revulsion in English:
1A sense of disgust and loathing: news of the attack will be met with sorrow and revulsion
More example sentences
- Now defendants in criminal cases often are charged with offences which would fill ordinary people with horror, disgust and revulsion.
- If labelling is to be effective, it is important that embarrassment, revulsion and even disgust be generated in the public mind.
- Gripped by a sense of revulsion at the ongoing murder campaign, several thousand heeded his call and took to the street outside City Hall.
2 Medicine , chiefly historical The drawing of disease or blood congestion from one part of the body to another, e.g. by counterirritation.
- From observing the extraordinary cures effected by the aid of revulsion medical men have been borne away too much by an attachment to this mode of treatment.
- Example sentences
- Last week he explained that ‘by promoting the WTO's agenda, these 142 nations can counter the revulsive destructionism of terrorism.’
- If nothing else, give him credit for knowing how turn a perfectly nice blues-rock dance party into revulsive sex-drug splooge.
- The intrusion of spoken words and emotion into the supreme place of privacy - the sanctuary of the mind - is deemed wholly revulsive to them.
Pronunciation: /rɪˈvʌlsɪv/adjective& noun
Words that rhyme with revulsionavulsion, compulsion, convulsion, emulsion, expulsion, impulsion, propulsion, repulsion
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