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repulsion

noun
     
Related topics: Physics, Electricity
re‧pul‧sion
1 [singular,uncountable] a feeling that you want to avoid something or move away from it, because it is extremely unpleasant [= 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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