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nisus

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noun ni·sus \ˈnī-səs\

Definition of nisus

plural ni·sus \-səs, -ˌsüs\

  1. :  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


Medical Dictionary

nisus

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noun ni·sus \ˈnī-səs\

Medical Definition of nisus

plural ni·sus \-səs, -ˌsüs\play

  1. :  a mental or physical effort to attain an end




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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "nisus" Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "nisus"


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