Definition of repulsory in English:


Pronunciation /rɪˈpʌls(ə)ri/


  • Of or relating to repulsion; capable of repulsion, tending to repel or push something back.


Early 17th century (in an earlier sense). As noun probably from post-classical Latin repulsorium means of driving back, defence, use as noun of neuter of repulsorius; as adjective from post-classical Latin repulsorius serving to drive or force back from classical Latin repuls-, past participial stem of repellere + -ōrius.