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impellent

[im-pel-uh nt] /ɪmˈpɛl ənt/
adjective
1.
impelling:
an impellent power; an impellent cause.
noun
2.
something that impels; an impelling agency or force.
Origin
1610-1620
1610-20; < Latin impellent- (stem of impellēns), present participle of impellere to set in motion. See impel, -ent
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