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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. a force that moves something along;
[syn: drift, impetus, impulsion]

2. the act of applying force suddenly;
- Example: "the impulse knocked him over"
[syn: impulse, impulsion, impetus]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Impulsion \Im*pul"sion\, n. [L. impulsio: cf. F. impulsion. See Impel.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of impelling or driving onward, or the state of being impelled; the sudden or momentary agency of a body in motion on another body; also, the impelling force, or impulse. "The impulsion of the air." --Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. Influence acting unexpectedly or temporarily on the mind; sudden motive or influence; impulse. "The impulsion of conscience." --Clarendon. "Divine impulsion prompting." --Milton. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

impulsion n 1: a force that moves something along [syn: drift, impetus, impulsion] 2: the act of applying force suddenly; "the impulse knocked him over" [syn: impulse, impulsion, impetus]