Definition of Impulse


  • an impelling force or strength
    "the car's momentum carried it off the road"
  • the act of applying force suddenly
    "the impulse knocked him over"
  • (electronics) a sharp transient wave in the normal electrical state (or a series of such transients)
    "the pulsations seemed to be coming from a star"
  • the electrical discharge that travels along a nerve fiber
    "they demonstrated the transmission of impulses from the cortex to the hypothalamus"
    - nerve impulse - nervous impulse - neural impulse
  • a sudden desire
    "he bought it on an impulse"
  • an instinctive motive
    "profound religious impulses"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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Unscramble impulse

161 unscramble word found using the letters impulse.

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