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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The act of applying force suddenly; A force that moves something along.

Usage examples (34)
  • Noun : divine impulsion
  • These are for ever crying out, “Why did he not employ the word impulsion, which is so well understood, rather than that of attraction, which is unintelligible?
  • The ideal horse has "impulsion" -- it eagerly moves forward on its own without being repeatedly pushed by heels, spurs, or a whip.
  • The two conflicting emotions surged within her; their impulsion was a cause which threatened to exert a common effect, inasmuch as they urged her to leave Windebank. for more
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