- impulse buying,
- impulse control disorder,
- impulse turbine,
- impulsive obsession,
Origin of impulsion
Examples from the Web for impulsion
She shook her head helplessly, compelled by an impulsion more irresistible than the instinct to live.The Hour of the Dragon|Robert E. Howard
But he overcame the impulsion, and waited to face what might be a danger the more.The Son of Clemenceau|Alexandre (fils) Dumas
Mind, therefore, and Matter are resolvable into this sole unity—the Law of ultimate mechanical movement and impulsion.The Philosophy of Natural Theology|William Jackson
If one only had not a scientific conscience and that impulsion towards the truth!Collected Papers on Analytical Psychology|C. G. Jung
The scouts, unable to contain themselves, sent a few bullets after them, lending an impulsion to their flight.
early 15c., "driving, pushing, thrusting," from Old French impulsion (early 14c.), from Latin impulsionem (nominative impulsio) "external pressure," figuratively "incitement, instigation," noun of action from past participle stem of impellere (see impel).