Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)
result(s) from the 1913
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.
Complete to have discovered and repulsed
Whatever wiles of foe or seeming friend.
2. To repel by discourtesy, coldness, or denial; to reject; to send away; as, to repulse a suitor or a proffer.
Re*pulse", n. [L. repulsa, fr. repellere, repulsum.]
1. The act of repelling or driving back; also, the state of being repelled or driven back.
By fate repelled, and with repulses tired.
He received in the repulse of Tarquin seven hurts in the body.
2. Figuratively: Refusal; denial; rejection; failure.