under compulsion

Definition of under compulsion

:as a result of being forced
  • He was acting under compulsion.

Word by Word Definitions

under play
  1. : in or into a position below or beneath something

  2. : below or short of some quantity, level, or limit

  3. : in or into a condition of subjection, subordination, or unconsciousness

  1. : below or beneath so as to be overhung, surmounted, covered, protected, or concealed by

  2. : subject to the authority, control, guidance, or instruction of

  3. : receiving or undergoing the action or effect of

  1. : lying or placed below, beneath, or on the ventral side

  2. : facing or protruding downward

  3. : lower in rank or authority : subordinate

compulsion play
  1. : an act of compelling : the state of being compelled

  2. : a force that compels

  3. : an irresistible persistent impulse to perform an act (such as excessive hand washing)


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