impulsion

noun
im·​pul·​sion | \ im-ˈpəl-shən How to pronounce impulsion (audio) \

Definition of impulsion

1a : the act of impelling : the state of being impelled
b : an impelling force
c : an onward tendency derived from an impulsion

First Known Use of impulsion

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Impulsion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/impulsion. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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impulsion

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im·​pul·​sion | \ im-ˈpəl-shən How to pronounce impulsion (audio) \

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