An impelling force; an impetus.noun
The motion produced by such a force.noun
A sudden wish or urge that prompts an unpremeditated act or feeling; an abrupt inclination.noun
A motivating force or tendency.noun
A surge of electrical power in one direction.noun
The product obtained by multiplying the average value of a force by the time during which it acts. The impulse equals the change in momentum produced by the force in this time interval.noun
The electrochemical transmission of a signal along a nerve fiber that produces an excitatory or inhibitory response at a target tissue, such as a muscle or another nerve.adjective
Characterized by impulsiveness or acting on impulse.
To give an impulse to; incite; instigate.