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nisus

noun ni·sus \ˈnī-səs\
plural ni·sus \-səs, -ˌsüs\

Definition of NISUS

:  a mental or physical effort to attain an end :  a perfective urge or endeavor

Origin of NISUS

Latin, from niti to lean, rely, strive; akin to Latin nictare to wink — more at connive
First Known Use: 1699

Rhymes with NISUS

nisus

noun ni·sus \ˈnī-səs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural ni·sus \-səs, -ˌsüs\

Medical Definition of NISUS

:  a mental or physical effort to attain an end

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