REPULSE, noun repuls'. [Latin repulsa, from repello; re and pello, to drive.]
1. A being checked in advancing, or driven back by force. The enemy met with a repulse and retreated.
2. Refusal; denial.
REPULSE, verb transitive repuls'. [Latin repulsus, repello.]
To repel; to beat or drive back as, to repulse an assailant or advancing enemy.