impel-lent

impellent

[im-pel-uhnt]
adjective
1.
impelling: an impellent power; an impellent cause.
noun
2.
something that impels; an impelling agency or force.

Origin:
1610–20; < Latin impellent- (stem of impellēns), present participle of impellere to set in motion. See impel, -ent

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impellent

adjective
forcing forward or onward; impelling; "an impellent power"; "an impellent cause" 
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