impulsion Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun a force that moves something along
    impetus; drift.
  2. noun the act of applying force suddenly
    impetus; impulse.
    • the impulse knocked him over


Im*pul"sion noun
L. impulsio: cf. F. impulsion. See Impel.
  1. 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." Bacon.
  2. Influence acting unexpectedly or temporarily on the mind; sudden motive or influence; impulse. "The impulsion of conscience." Clarendon. "Divine impulsion prompting." Milton.

Webster 1913