(Re*vulse") v. t. [L. revulsus, p. p. of revellere.] To pull back with force. [R.] Cowper.

(Re*vul"sion) n. [F. révulsion, L. revulsio, fr. revellere, revulsum, to pluck or pull away; pref. re- re- + vellere to pull. Cf. Convulse.]

1. A strong pulling or drawing back; withdrawal. "Revulsions and pullbacks." SSir T. Brovne.

2. A sudden reaction; a sudden and complete change; — applied to the feelings.

A sudden and violent revulsion of feeling, both in the Parliament and the country, followed.

3. (Med.) The act of turning or diverting any disease from one part of the body to another. It resembles derivation, but is usually applied to a more active form of counter irritation.

(Re*vul"sive) a. [Cf. F. révulsif.] Causing, or tending to, revulsion.

(Re*vul"sive), n. That which causes revulsion; specifically (Med.), a revulsive remedy or agent.

(Rew) n. [See Row a series.] A row. [Obs.] Chaucer. "A rew of sundry colored stones." Chapman.

(Re*wake"") v. t. & i. To wake again.

(Re*ward") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rewarded; p. pr. & vb. n. Rewarding.] [OF. rewarder, another form of regarder, of German origin. The original sense is, to look at, regard, hence, to regard as worthy, give a reward to. See Ward, Regard.] To give in return, whether good or evil; — commonly in a good sense; to requite; to recompense; to repay; to compensate.

After the deed that is done, one doom shall reward,
Mercy or no mercy as truth will accord.
Piers Plowman.

Thou hast rewarded me good, whereas I have rewarded thee evil.
1 Sam. xxiv. 17.

I will render vengeance to mine enemies, and will reward them that hate me.
Deut. xxxii. 41.

God rewards those that have made use of the single talent.

(Re*ward") n. [See Reward, v., and cf. Regard, n.]

1. Regard; respect; consideration. [Obs.]

Take reward of thine own value.

2. That which is given in return for good or evil done or received; esp., that which is offered or given in return for some service or attainment, as for excellence in studies, for the return of something lost, etc.; recompense; requital.

Thou returnest
From flight, seditious angel, to receive
Thy merited reward.

Rewards and punishments do always presuppose something willingly done well or ill.

3. Hence, the fruit of one's labor or works.

The dead know not anything, neither have they any more a reward.
Eccl. ix. 5.

4. (Law) Compensation or remuneration for services; a sum of money paid or taken for doing, or forbearing to do, some act. Burrill.

Syn. — Recompense; compensation; remuneration; pay; requital; retribution; punishment.

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