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revulsion

Obsolete the diversion of disease or congestion from one part of the body to another by cupping, counterirritants, etc.
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At sight of him the woman drew back in revulsion, then she flew at him, tooth and nail; but Bukawai threatening her with a spear held her at a safe distance.
His misery vanished, his feelings underwent a tremendous revulsion. He put the will carefully back in its place, and spread his mouth and swung his hat once, twice, three times around his head, in imitation of three rousing huzzahs, no sound issuing from his lips.
Before a caress has had time to cool, a strenuous revulsion seizes me: I long to return to my old lonely ascetic hermit life; to my dry books; my Socialist propagandism; my voyage of discovery through the wilderness of thought.
At this point there was a revulsion in my heart too.
Had the apples of Sodom turned to ashes in my mouth, I could not have felt a more startling revulsion. A single drop of the cold fluid seemed to freeze every drop of blood in my body; the fever that had been burning in my veins gave place on the instant to death-like chills, which shook me one after another like so many shocks of electricity, while the perspiration produced by my late violent exertions congealed in icy beads upon my forehead.
We sat down together, there on the grass, and the revulsion of feeling was so great that really I think we cried with joy.
Otter with her respectability, Ruth Chalice with her affectations, Lawson and Clutton with their quarrels; he felt a revulsion from them all.
I sketched my first contacts with alcohol, told of my first intoxications and revulsions, and pointed out always the one thing that in the end had won me over--namely, the accessibility of alcohol.
I very much did nothing and those fill me with revulsion Robert Thompson In a new Channel 5 documentary which aired last night, viewers heard the chilling remarks made by the killers.
Judge Robin Johnson told him: "Looking at your case I am satisfied that any right-minded person would look on your behavior with utter revulsion."
On the contrary, party chiefs' ridicule of and allegations against each other reveal their revulsion of each other a trait that is the polar opposite to what a true leader is supposed to possess.
And she told jurors at Liverpool Crown Court to put their "understandable potential revulsion" aside.