Definition of repellence in US English:


(also repellance)


  • See repellent

    • ‘If the relationship is not neutral, it is one of repellence rather than attraction-and that is the dark side of the ‘soft power’ coin.’
    • ‘It adds gloss and water repellence and so protects the finish.’
    • ‘Although the selective agent is unknown, the adaptive evolution of this gene may have resulted in increased effectiveness of pollinator attraction or herbivore repellence.’
    • ‘Linen will also be mixed with wool to create new performance fabrics of a high calibre with improved touch, softer hand and added water repellence.’
    • ‘To have occasional draconian enforcement might provide sufficient repellence, but is hardly the way to build justice.’