|Origin:||, past participle of repellere; REPEL|
re‧pulse [transitive] formal
if something or someone repulses you, you think that they are extremely unpleasant [= disgust]:
The very thought of his cold clammy hands repulsed me.
to fight someone and successfully stop their attack on you:
Government troops repulsed an attack by rebel forces.
to refuse an offer of friendship or help in a way that is rude
—repulse noun [singular]