impulsion

[ im-puhl-shuhn ]
/ ɪmˈpʌl ʃən /

noun

the act of impelling, driving onward, or pushing.
the resulting state or effect; impulse; impetus.
the inciting influence of some feeling or motive; mental impulse.
a constraining or inciting action exerted on the mind or conduct: divine impulsion.

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Origin of impulsion

1400–50; late Middle English <Latin impulsiōn- (stem of impulsiō) incitement. See impulse, -ion

OTHER WORDS FROM impulsion

self-im·pul·sion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for impulsion

impulsion
/ (ɪmˈpʌlʃən) /

noun

the act of impelling or the state of being impelled
motion produced by an impulse; propulsion
a driving force; compulsion
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Medical definitions for impulsion

impulsion
[ ĭm-pŭlshən ]

n.

An urge to perform certain actions without regard for internal or social constraints.
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