- repel[repel 词源字典]
- repel: see pulse
[repel etymology, repel origin, 英语词源]
- repel (v.)
- early 15c., "to drive away, remove," from Old French repeller or directly from Latin repellere "to drive back," from re- "back" (see re-) + pellere "to drive, strike" (see pulse (n.1)). Meaning "to affect (a person) with distaste or aversion" is from 1817. Related: Repelled; repelling.