puls-, pulsi-, -pulsion, -pulsive

(Latin: push, beat, strike, knock, drive; drive to, force toward)

repulsion (ri PUHL shuhn) (s) (noun), repulsions (pl)
1. An intense dislike for something which may bring about a physical response; such as, holding one's nose because of an odor: Beatrice experienced a strong repulsion for the man who came to the homeless shelter where she worked as a volunteer, but then she noticed how kind the man was with his dog and so she had a more positive attitude about him.
2. An act of pushing someone or something away: When Jane's dog got all muddy and tried to jump up so she could pet it, her reaction was one of repulsion in order to avoid getting all dirty, too.

Cross references of word families that are related directly, or indirectly, to: "push, shove, thrust": osmo-; pel-; trud-.