- adj. 排斥的；防水的；弹回的；令人讨厌的
- n. 防护剂；防水布；排斥力
1、re- "back" + pell- "drive" + -ent.
- repellent (adj.)
- also repellant, 1640s, from Latin repellentem (nominative repelens), present participle of repellere (see repel). Originally of medicines (that reduced tumors); meaning "distasteful, disagreeable" first recorded 1797.
- repellent (n.)
- also repellant, 1660s, "medicine that reduces tumors," from repellent (adj.). As "substance that repels insects," 1908.
- 1. She still found the place repellent.
- 2. Their political ideas are repellent to most people.
- 3. a spray-on water repellent for shoes
- 4. They sprayed aerosol insect repellent into the faces of police.
- 5. He became rebarbative and prickly and spiteful; I find his obsequiousness repellent.
- 他变得令人讨厌、易发怒,怀有恶意; 我发现他的奉承令人厌恶.
[ repellent 造句 ]