impetus
noun Etymology: Latin, assault, impetus, from impetere to attack, from in- + petere to go to, seek — more at feather Date: 1641 1. a. (1) a driving force ; impulse (2) incentive, stimulus b. stimulation or encouragement resulting in increased activity 2. the property possessed by a moving body in virtue of its mass and its motion — used of bodies moving suddenly or violently to indicate the origin and intensity of the motion

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