Re*vul"sion (?), n. [F. r'evulsion, L. revulsio, fr. revellere, revulsum, to pluck or pull away; pref. re- re- + vellere to pull. Cf. Convulse.]


A strong pulling or drawing back; withdrawal.

"Revulsions and pullbacks."

SSir T. Brovne.


A sudden reaction; a sudden and complete change; -- applied to the feelings.

A sudden and violent revulsion of feeling, both in the Parliament and the country, followed. Macaulay.

3. Med.

The act of turning or diverting any disease from one part of the body to another. It resembles derivation, but is usually applied to a more active form of counter irritation.


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