Textual thesaurus for "impulse"

(noun) impetus, impulsion

the act of applying force suddenly

the impulse knocked him over

(noun) momentum

an impelling force or strength

the car's momentum carried it off the road

(noun) nerve impulse, nervous impulse, neural impulse

the electrical discharge that travels along a nerve fiber

they demonstrated the transmission of impulses from the cortex to the hypothalamus

(noun) pulsation, pulse, pulsing

(electronics) a sharp transient wave in the normal electrical state (or a series of such transients)

the pulsations seemed to be coming from a star

(noun) whim, caprice

a sudden desire

he bought it on an impulse

(noun) urge

an instinctive motive

profound religious impulses