E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Revulsion (in philosophy).
Part of a substance set off and formed into a distinct existence; as when a slip is cut from a tree and planted to form a distinct plant of itself. Tertullian the Montanist taught that the second person of the Trinity was a revulsion of the Father. (Latin, revulsio, re-vello, to pull back.)