Repels sentence example
Banana peels can stop a flea infestation, and washing your floor with vinegar repels ants.
It may be a belief or idea which repels us, which we are unwilling to accept but which seems inescapable.
While marigold isn't a vegetable, the strong scent of marigolds repels the tomato hornworm.
A strong fabric that resists tearing, repels water and retains warmth, it was the natural choice for people living mostly outdoor lives in cold, damp and windy areas.
Bay leaf, for example, keeps weevils from flour and grain products, while basil naturally repels flies.Advertisement
Although wool absorbs vapor, it naturally repels droplets of moisture.
Rosemary also repels cabbage worms and is a good companion to beans since it repels the dreaded bean beetle.
Water repellent fabrics have a protective finish that repels water, while water resistant fabrics shed water.
Most lenses are coated with a smudge resistant coating that repels water, dust and oils from the skin and are designed to resist glare which can result when the sun's reflection hits the pavement.
It also protects the outer part of the ear canal because it repels water.Advertisement
It's chlorine resistant, repels water and dries incredibly quickly, just what the professional, or serious amateur, needs.
As always, you can expect a little more from a Speedo swimsuit, and watershorts' SPEEDRY™ fabric repels water absorption so they dry extra fast when teens come out of the water.
Thick and soft, bamboo is also naturally anti-bacterial and repels mildew while wicking away moisture quickly and effectively.
In this sense, it may be more prudent to purchase a material that wicks away moisture, or at the very least, repels it.
When buying a sofa, be sure to check if the upholstery is or can be treated with a chemical coating that repels liquids and thus minimizes stains.Advertisement
The material will hold up well in the humidity and the smooth finish repels any sand that may get on the dress.
The coat's vinyl shell repels raindrops, as does its detachable hood.
J.Crew's raincoats for boys are made from water-resistant, water-repellent nylon and features a special hydrophilic coating, which repels water molecules and protects your little one from the strongest winds.
These are great for those cold, rainy days when your child needs the added warmth of a flannel or fleece lined raincoat that repels water and shelters him from a cold wind.
It repels beetles and also offers some protection against black spot and fungal diseases.Advertisement
On the most basic level using only the sun sign as a reference point, like tends to move towards like and repels its elemental opposites.
A very small sphere is said then to possess a charge of one electrostatic unit of quantity, when it repels another similar and similarly electrified body with a force of one dyne, the centres being at a distance of one centimetre, provided that the spheres are in vacuo or immersed in some insulator, the dielectric constant of which is' taken as unity.
Baron Cuvier in his Eloge historique of Fourcroy repels the charge, but he can scarcely be acquitted of time-serving indifference, if indeed active, though secret, participation be not proved against him.
His eloquence was of the vehement order; but it wins hearers and readers by the strength of its passion, the energy of its truth, the pregnancy and elegance of its expression, just as much as it repels them by its heat without light, its sophistical argumentaiions, and its elaborate hair-splittings.
Likewise the negative charge on B induces a positive charge on the side of B' nearest to it and repels negative electricity to the far side.Advertisement
He also discovered that a body charged with positive or negative electricity repels a body free to move when the latter is charged with electricity of like sign, but attracts it if it is charged with electricity of opposite sign, i.e.
This he repels, and his answer may be summed up as follows.