adjective Etymology: Latin propulsus, past participle of propellere Date: 1758 tending or having power to propel <
propulsive force

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  • Propulsive — Pro*pul sive, a. Tending, or having power, to propel; driving on; urging. [The] propulsive movement of the verse. Coleridge. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

  • propulsive — ● propulsif, propulsive adjectif Relatif à la propulsion. ● propulsif, propulsive (expressions) adjectif Poudre propulsive, poudre apte au lancement d un projectile dans une arme à feu …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • propulsive — adjective 1. having the power to propel propulsive coefficient • Pertains to noun: ↑propulsion 2. tending to or capable of propelling propellant fuel for submarines the faster a jet plane goes the greater its propulsive efficiency… …   Useful english dictionary

  • propulsive — propulsion ► NOUN ▪ the action of propelling or driving forward. DERIVATIVES propulsive adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • propulsive — See propulsion. * * * …   Universalium

  • propulsive — adjective a) Of or pertaining to propulsion b) Serving to propel …   Wiktionary

  • propulsive — pro pul·sive || prÉ™ pÊŒlsɪv adj. impelling forward, pushing ahead; causing forward movement, setting in motion, causing propulsion …   English contemporary dictionary

  • propulsive — a. Propelling, driving on, urging on …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • propulsive — pro·pul·sive …   English syllables

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