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repercussive (adj.)

late 14c., repercussif, "having the power to drive back" (originally in medicine, in reference to excessive concentrations of a humor), from Old French repercussif and directly from Medieval Latin repercussivus, from Latin repercuss-, past-participle stem of repercutere "to strike or beat back" (see repercussion). Related: Repercussively; repercussiveness.

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