plural -s
: the act or action of pushing or driving : propulsion
these undirected and hence uncoordinated pulsions, so prevalent in childhoodH. A. Murray
opposed to traction

Word History


Late Latin pulsion-, pulsio, from Latin pulsus (past participle of pellere to beat, drive, push) + -ion-, -io -ion

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“Pulsion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pulsion. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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