Impellent
Impellent Im*pel"lent, a. [L. impellens, p. pr. of impellere.] Having the quality of impelling. [1913 Webster]

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  • Impellent — Im*pel lent, n. An impelling power or force. Glanvill. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • impellent — index impetus, impulsive (impelling) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • impellent — /im pel euhnt/, adj. 1. impelling: an impellent power; an impellent cause. n. 2. something that impels; an impelling agency or force. [1610 20; < L impellent (s. of impellens), prp. of impellere to set in motion. See IMPEL, ENT] * * * …   Universalium

  • impellent — adjective forcing forward or onward; impelling an impellent power an impellent cause • Similar to: ↑forceful • Derivationally related forms: ↑impel …   Useful english dictionary

  • impellent — adjective Having the quality of being impelling …   Wiktionary

  • impellent — im pel·lent || ɪm pelÉ™nt n. something which impels, something which drives forward or onward …   English contemporary dictionary

  • impellent — im·pel·lent …   English syllables

  • impellent — /ɪmˈpɛlənt/ (say im peluhnt) adjective 1. impelling. –noun 2. an impelling agency or force …   Australian English dictionary

  • Impulsive — Im*pul sive, a. [Cf. F. impulsif.] [1913 Webster] 1. Having the power of driving or impelling; giving an impulse; moving; impellent. [1913 Webster] Poor men! poor papers! We and they Do some impulsive force obey. Prior. [1913 Webster] 2. Actuated …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Thomas Savery — Infobox Engineer |165px image size = caption = name = Thomas Savery nationality = English birth date = c. 1650 birth place = Modbury, Devon, England death date = 1715 death place = education = spouse = parents = children = discipline =… …   Wikipedia

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