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impulsus (inp- ), ūs, m. impello,
I.a pushing or striking against.
I. Lit., an outward pressure or shock, an impulse (class.; most freq. in abl. sing.): “impulsu scutorum,Cic. Caecin. 15, 43: “orbium,id. Rep. 6, 18: “quae (natura) a primo impulsu moveatur,id. ib. 6, 25 fin.: “is ardor non alieno impulsu, sed sua sponte movetur,id. N. D. 2, 12, 32: ventus, qui inferiora repentinis impulsibus quatit, App. de Mundo, p. 62.—
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