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repulsion

Physics a force tending to separate two objects, such as the force between two like electric charges or magnetic poles
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repulsion

[ri′pəl·shən]
(mechanics)
A force which tends to increase the distance between two bodies having like electric charges, or the force between atoms or molecules at very short distances which keeps them apart. Also known as repulsive force.
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