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impellent

[ im-pel-uhnt ]
/ ɪmˈpɛl ənt /
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adjective

impelling: an impellent power; an impellent cause.

noun

something that impels; an impelling agency or force.

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Origin of impellent

1610–20; <Latin impellent- (stem of impellēns), present participle of impellere to set in motion. See impel, -ent
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  • Cleve, noting the smile, divined something of the 166 impellent thought behind that smile, and he grew uneasy.

    The Pagan Madonna|Harold MacGrath
  • Full of wrath, I kicked their fires out, with my impellent boots, and gave the order to inspan and to follow me at once.

    The Flaming Sword in Serbia and Elsewhere|Mabel Annie Boulton Stobart
  • This conception of thought as impellent—that is to say, as impelling bodily activity—is of absolutely fundamental importance.

  • Every thought carries with it the impellent energy to effect its realization.

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