Revulsion

Definition of Revulsion

Re`vul´sion
n.1.A strong pulling or drawing back; withdrawal.
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.

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