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Definition of Revulsion

Revulsion

  1. A strong pulling or drawing back; withdrawal.
  2. A sudden reaction; a sudden and complete change; -- applied to the feelings.
  3. The act of turning or diverting any disease from one part of the body to another. It resembles derivation, but is usually applied to a more active form of counter irritation.

Revulsion Quotations

Someday, I have no doubt, the dead from today's wars will be seen with a similar sense of sorrow at needless loss and folly as those millions of men who lie in the cemeteries of France and Belgium - and tens of millions of Americans will feel a similar revulsion for the politicians and generals who were so spendthrift with others' lives.
Adam Hochschild

I do feel visceral revulsion at the burka because for me it is a symbol of the oppression of women.
Richard Dawkins

The mark of our time is its revulsion against imposed patterns.
Marshall McLuhan

Horror by definition is the emotion of pure revulsion. Terror of the same standard, is that of fearful anticipation.
Dario Argento

My feelings of revulsion and foreboding about nuclear weapons had not changed an iota since 1945, and they have never left me. Since I was 14, the overriding objective of my life has been to prevent the occurrence of nuclear war.
Daniel Ellsberg
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Revulsion Translations

revulsion in German is Ableitung {f}, Umschwung
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