motive

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irrational but irresistible motive for a belief or action cacoethes , mania , passion
irrational motive for performing trivial or repetitive actions against your will compulsion , obsession
electric coil around a field magnet that produces the magneto motive force to set up the flux in an electric machine field coil , field winding
rational motive for a belief or action ground , reason
motive. impulsive adj impulse
instinctive motive impulse , urge
irresistible impulse to steal in the absence of any economic motive kleptomania
someone with an irrational urge to steal in the absence of an economic motive kleptomaniac
motive for living life
ship whose motive power comes from the energy of a nuclear reactor nuclear-powered ship
motive that can be defended by reasoning or logical argument rational motive
motive kept secret ulterior motive
underlying motive ulterior motive
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