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Plural for a sudden strong and unreflective urge or desire to act
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“I had a sudden impulse to tell the woman pouring the wine that I loved her.”
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Plural for a natural affinity or disposition towards something
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“We must heed our natural impulse for self-preservation, according to our proper nature.”
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Plural for something that arouses activity or action in someone or something
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“The bright blue or violet glow, with its distinct hissing and buzzing sound, unnerved the herd and served as the impulse for them to bolt.”
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Plural for the state of acting, or the tendency to act, impulsively
“He was a man of impulse, not premeditation.”
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Plural for a pulse, such as of electrical energy
“Unlike its electrical predecessor, an optical switch does not convert the signal to an electrical impulse before directing it.”
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Plural for an incentive that helps bring about a desired state or result
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Plural for a sudden and unaccountable change of mood or behavior
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Plural for a healthy and vigorous-rooted plant that is used in grafting, most commonly as a sound base to support a scion that bears desirable fruit in orchard culture
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Plural for immediate cognition without the use of conscious rational processes
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Plural for someone's ability to act in response to something that happens
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Plural for the tendency to undergo change, characteristic of both animal and vegetable organisms, and not restrained or checked by the environment
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Plural for a feeling of great enthusiasm and eagerness
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Plural for something that arouses enthusiasm, usually for a short period of time
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Plural for a particular way of thinking, influenced by a person's profession or environment
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Plural for a single vibration or short burst of sound, electric current, light, or other wave
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