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impulse

im·pulse

impulse

 
pronunciation:
Im puhls
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a spontaneous or sudden desire that may move one to action.
definition 2: a physical force that causes reactive motion.
definition 3: in the nervous system, a transmitting of energy between neurons.
definition 4: an inner tendency or inclination.
She has generous impulses.
definition 5: a brief flow of electric current.
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