Im*pul"sion (?), n. [L. impulsio: cf. F. impulsion. See Impel.]


The act of impelling or driving onward, or the state of being impelled; the sudden or momentary agency of a body in motion on another body; also, the impelling force, or impulse.

"The impulsion of the air."



Influence acting unexpectedly or temporarily on the mind; sudden motive or influence; impulse.

"The impulsion of conscience." Clarendon. "Divine impulsion prompting."



© Webster 1913.

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