Origin of propulsion
Examples from the Web for propulsive
The words burst from him with the propulsive energy of total amazement.Little Miss Grouch
Samuel Hopkins Adams
In both the machines that we have considered the propulsive power was a screw.The Romance of Modern Invention
The chief thing is whether they are propulsive forces in the destiny of his puppets.Unicorns
The highest degree of human depravity, which is to be found in this propulsive will power, or Animal Magnetism.The Religio-Medical Masquerade
Frederick William Peabody
Propulsive power depends upon the amount of air displaced, and the energy put into the thrust which displaces the air.Flying Machines
W.J. Jackman and Thos. H. Russell
- the act of propelling or the state of being propelled
- a propelling force
Word Origin and History for propulsive
1610s, "expulsion," noun of action formed from propuls-, past participle stem of Latin propellere "to propel" (see propel). Meaning "act of driving forward, propulsive force" first attested 1799.
- A driving or propelling force.
- The leaning or falling forward characteristic of the festination of Parkinsonism.