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Normally, hairlike structures called cilia on frog skin repel pathogens and spread mucus around.
FROG SKIN CELLS TURNED THEMSELVES INTO LIVING MACHINESLAURA SANDERSMARCH 31, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
Ethanol preservation of specimens repels bacteria and fungi, but leaches out colors.
DAZZLING UNDERWATER PHOTOS CAPTURE NEW VIEWS AND SCIENTIFIC DETAIL OF FISH LARVAEDEVIN A. REESEMARCH 30, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
Pockets of water under the streamside plants support the plants during drought, which then repel fires much better than dry vegetation.
SIMPLE HAND-BUILT STRUCTURES CAN HELP STREAMS SURVIVE WILDFIRES AND DROUGHTBRIANNA RANDALLMARCH 26, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
You might expect the negative skyrmions to repel one another, but the quantum mechanical rules governing how electrons hop between the two sublattices actually draw skyrmions on the opposing grids together.
A NEW TWIST REVEALS SUPERCONDUCTIVITY’S SECRETSCHARLIE WOODMARCH 16, 2021QUANTA MAGAZINE
By December, the king of Sweden announced, “I think that we have failed,” after the nation was hit with a second wave of cases, which herd immunity was supposed to repel.
WHO CONQUERED THE VIRUS?NICK FOURIEZOSMARCH 13, 2021OZY
Its high-tech fabric actually repels moisture for all-day warmth, and if you work up a sweat, inner thigh vents allow for extra breathability.
BEST SNOW PANTS TO KEEP YOU COZY (AND ACTIVE) ALL WINTER LONGPOPSCI COMMERCE TEAMFEBRUARY 25, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
A dignified, modest reserve is the surest way to repel impertinence.
THE LADIES' BOOK OF ETIQUETTE, AND MANUAL OF POLITENESSFLORENCE HARTLEY
They were ready to adopt the most energetic measures to repel the interference of this armed confederacy.
MADAME ROLAND, MAKERS OF HISTORYJOHN S. C. ABBOTT
Douglas was advancing to repel the assailants when he was informed of the force in rear, and instantly drew back his men.
KING ROBERT THE BRUCEA. F. MURISON
The men of his company, roaring curses at the Frenchmen, prepare to receive and repel a thundering charge of French cuirassiers.
LITTLE TRAVELS AND ROADSIDE SKETCHESWILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
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WORDS RELATED TO REPEL

  • battled
  • bucked
  • clashed
  • contended
  • contested
  • coped
  • crossed swords with
  • defied
  • did battle with
  • disputed
  • dueled
  • engaged
  • fought
  • opposed
  • put up a fight
  • repelled
  • resisted
  • shot it out
  • strove
  • struggled
  • traversed
  • warred
  • went up against
  • withstood
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