adjective see repercussion

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  • Repercussive — Re per*cuss ive ( k?s ?v), a. [Cf. F. r[ e]percussif.] [1913 Webster] 1. Tending or able to repercuss; having the power of sending back; causing to reverberate. [1913 Webster] Ye repercussive rocks! repeat the sound. W. Pattison. [1913 Webster] 2 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Repercussive — Re per*cuss ive, n. A repellent. [Obs.] Bacon. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • repercussive — index resounding Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • repercussive — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷|kəsiv adjective Etymology: Middle English repercussif serving to drive away, probably from (assumed) Medieval Latin repercussivus, from Latin repercussus (past participle of repercutere) + ivus ive 1. a. : reverberating the repercussive …   Useful english dictionary

  • repercussive — repercussions ► PLURAL NOUN ▪ the consequences of an event or action. DERIVATIVES repercussive adjective. ORIGIN originally as a medical term meaning «repressing of infection»: from Latin repercutere cause to rebound, push back …   English terms dictionary

  • repercussive — repercussively, adv. repercussiveness, n. /ree peuhr kus iv, rep euhr /, adj. 1. causing repercussion; reverberating. 2. reflected; reverberated. [1350 1400; ME repercussif < OF. See REPERCUSSION, IVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • repercussive — Synonyms and related words: booming, bouncing, bounding, echoic, echoing, growling, lingering, persistent, reboant, rebounding, recalcitrant, recoiling, reechoing, resilient, resounding, reverberant, reverberating, reverberatory, rumbling,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • repercussive — rɪːpÉ™(r) kÊŒsɪv adj. echoing, resonating, reverberating; reactive …   English contemporary dictionary

  • repercussive — a. 1. Rebounding, reverberating. 2. Driven back, reverberated …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • repercussive — reper·cus·sive …   English syllables

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