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    impulse

    impulse - Dictionary definition and meaning for word impulse

    Definition
    (noun) an instinctive motive
    Synonyms : urge
    Example Sentence
    • profound religious impulses
    Definition
    (noun) a sudden desire
    Synonyms : caprice , whim
    Example Sentence
    • he bought it on an impulse
    Definition
    (noun) the electrical discharge that travels along a nerve fiber
    Example Sentence
    • they demonstrated the transmission of impulses from the cortex to the hypothalamus
    Definition
    (noun) (electronics) a sharp transient wave in the normal electrical state (or a series of such transients)
    Synonyms : pulsation , pulse , pulsing
    Example Sentence
    • the pulsations seemed to be coming from a star
    Definition
    (noun) the act of applying force suddenly
    Synonyms : impetus , impulsion
    Example Sentence
    • the impulse knocked him over
    Definition
    (noun) an impelling force or strength
    Synonyms : momentum
    Example Sentence
    • the car's momentum carried it off the road
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