Impulsion Im*pul"sion, n. [L. impulsio: cf. F. impulsion. See {Impel}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of impelling or driving onward, or the state of being impelled; the sudden or momentary agency of a body in motion on another body; also, the impelling force, or impulse. ``The impulsion of the air.'' --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

2. Influence acting unexpectedly or temporarily on the mind; sudden motive or influence; impulse. ``The impulsion of conscience.'' --Clarendon. ``Divine impulsion prompting.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster]

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