REPEL', v.t. [l. repello; re and pello, to drive.]

1. to drive back; to force to return; to check advance; as, to repel an enemy or an assailant.

Hippomedon repell'd the hostile tide.

And virtue may repel, though not invade.

2. To resist; to oppose; as, to repel an argument.

REPEL', v.i.

1. To act with force in opposition to force impressed. Electricity sometimes attracts and sometimes repels.

2. In medicine, to check an afflux to a part of the body.