Repulsed
Repulse Re*pulse" (r?-p?ls"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Repulsed} (-p?lst"); p. pr. & vb. n. {Repulsing}.] [L. repulsus, p. p. of repellere. See {Repel}.] 1. To repel; to beat or drive back; as, to repulse an assault; to repulse the enemy. [1913 Webster]

Complete to have discovered and repulsed Whatever wiles of foe or seeming friend. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. To repel by discourtesy, coldness, or denial; to reject; to send away; as, to repulse a suitor or a proffer. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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