|1.||giving rise to disgust or aversion; distasteful or repulsive|
|2.||driving or forcing away or back; repelling|
|3.||something, esp a chemical substance, that repels: insect repellent|
|4.||a substance with which fabrics are treated to increase their resistance to water|
repellent re·pel·lent (rĭ-pěl'ənt)
Capable of driving off or repelling. n.
A substance used to drive off or keep away insects.