impulse
I. transitive verb (impulsed; impulsing) Date: 1611 to give an impulse to II. noun Etymology: Latin impulsus, from impellere to impel Date: 1647 1. a. inspiration, motivation b. a force so communicated as to produce motion suddenly c. incentive 2. a. the act of driving onward with sudden force ; impulsion b. motion produced by such an impulsion ; impetus c. a wave of excitation transmitted through tissues and especially nerve fibers and muscles that results in physiological activity or inhibition 3. a. a sudden spontaneous inclination or incitement to some usually unpremeditated action b. a propensity or natural tendency usually other than rational 4. a. the product of the average value of a force and the time during which it acts ; the change in momentum produced by the force b. pulse 4a Synonyms: see motive

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