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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Physics, Electricity
repulsionre‧pul‧sion /rɪˈpʌlʃən/ noun  1 [singular, uncountable]AVOID a feeling that you want to avoid something or move away from it, because it is extremely unpleasant syn revulsion I felt a mixture of amazement and repulsion.2 [uncountable] technicalHPTEE the electric or magnetic force by which one object pushes another one away from it
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repulsionThe exhibition, which includes some 150 images, veers between attraction and repulsion.In fusion reactions, light atoms are brought together sufficiently energetically to overcome their natural repulsion.But through the haze of repulsion and desire she was aware of another sound.In particular, this repulsion means that orbitals in different sub-shells no longer have the same energy.
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