Revulsion

Re*vul"sion

(?), n. [F. rvulsion, L. revulsio, fr. revellere, revulsum, to pluck or pull away; pref. re- re- + vellere to pull. Cf. Convulse.] 1. A strong pulling or drawing back; withdrawal. "Revulsions and pullbacks." SSir T. Brovne.
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2. A sudden reaction; a sudden and complete change; -- applied to the feelings.
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A sudden and violent revulsion of feeling, both in the Parliament and the country, followed.
Macaulay.
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3. (Med.) 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.
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