nisus

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noun ni·sus \ˈnī-səs\

Definition of nisus

plural

nisus

\-səs, -ˌsüs\
  1. :  a mental or physical effort to attain an end :  a perfective urge or endeavor

Origin and Etymology of nisus

Latin, from niti to lean, rely, strive; akin to Latin nictare to wink — more at connive


First Known Use: 1699


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nisus

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noun ni·sus \ˈnī-səs\

Medical Definition of nisus

plural

nisus

\-səs, -ˌsüs\play
  1. :  a mental or physical effort to attain an end


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