Definition of compulsion
- her compulsion to repeatedly check and recheck the stove to be certain that it is turned off
- Gambling is a compulsion with him.
I gave in to one of my compulsions and ordered the chocolate dessert.
We should be able to get them to cooperate without using compulsion.
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First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
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