Repulse

Definition of Repulse

Re`pulse´   Pronunciation: r?-p?ls´
v. t.1.To repel; to beat or drive back; as, to repulse an assault; to repulse the enemy.
[imp. & p. p. Repulsed (-p?lst"); p. pr. & vb. n. Repulsing.]
2.To repel by discourtesy, coldness, or denial; to reject; to send away; as, to repulse a suitor or a proffer.
n.1.
1.The act of repelling or driving back; also, the state of being repelled or driven back.
2.Figuratively: Refusal; denial; rejection; failure.

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