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 for impulsion
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Impulsion \Im*pul"sion\, n. [L. impulsio: cf. F. impulsion. See
     [1913 Webster]
     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.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. Influence acting unexpectedly or temporarily on the mind;
        sudden motive or influence; impulse. "The impulsion of
        conscience." --Clarendon. "Divine impulsion prompting."
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a force that moves something along [syn: drift,
           impetus, impulsion]
      2: the act of applying force suddenly; "the impulse knocked him
         over" [syn: impulse, impulsion, impetus]

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