a compound with which fabrics are treated to repel water
a chemical substance that repels animals
the power to repel;
"she knew many repellents to his advances"
serving or tending to repel;
"he became rebarbative and prickly and spiteful"
"I find his obsequiousness repellent"
highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust;
"a disgusting smell"
"a loathsome disease"
"the idea of eating meat is repellent to me"
"a wicked stench"
- Therefore, it is not surprising that the origins of mosquito repellant are from long ago.