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  Words related to impulse

Related / Similar Words: impulsion, impetus, momentum, nerve impulse, pulsation, pulsing, pulse, caprice, whim, urge

 

Definition:
  • the act of applying force suddenly; "the impulse knocked him over";
  • an impelling force or strength; "the car''s momentum carried it off the road";
  • the electrical discharge that travels along a nerve fiber; "they demonstrated the transmission of impulses from the cortex to the hypothalamus";
  • (electronics) a sharp transient wave in the normal electrical state (or a series of such transients); "the pulsations seemed to be coming from a star";
  • a sudden desire; "he bought it on an impulse";
  • an instinctive motive; "profound religious impulses";

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    Hyponyms: action potential, abience, adience, death instinct, death wish, wanderlust, itchy feet

     

    Derivational Morphology: propel, impel, pulse, pulsate

     

     
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