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  1. ADJ

    1. (=disgusting) repugnante, asqueroso

      • it is repellent to insects (=drives away) ahuyenta los insectos
  2. N (also: insect repellent) repelente m contra insectos

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22 Only uses as fungicide or as repellent may be authorised.
22 Sólo se podrán autorizar los usos como fungicida o como repelente.
Specify any repellents or poison control measures included in the preparation that are present to prevent action against non-target organisms
Deberá especificarse cualquier tipo de sustancia repelente o las medidas de control de veneno incluidas en el preparado con vistas a impedir una acción contra los organismos distintos del organismo objetivo.
The use of chemical synthetic repellents is prohibited during honey extractions operations.
Queda prohibido el uso de repelentes químicos sintéticos durante las operaciones de recolección de la miel.

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rɪ'pelǝntrepugnante; asquerosoExamples

it is repellent to insects — ahuyenta los insectos

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Common caserepellentrepellents
Possessive caserepellent'srepellents'