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1. The process of driving or propelling.
2. A driving or propelling force.

[Medieval Latin prōpulsiō, prōpulsiōn-, onslaught, urging on, from Latin prōpulsus, past participle of prōpellere, to drive forward; see propel.]

pro·pul′sive, pro·pul′so·ry (-sə-rē) adj.


1. the act of propelling or the state of being propelled
2. a propelling force
[C15: from Latin prōpellere to propel]
propulsive, proˈpulsory adj


(prəˈpʌl ʃən)

1. the act of propelling.
2. the state of being propelled.
3. a propelling force, impulse, etc.
[1605–15; < Latin prōpuls(us) (past participle of prōpellere to propel) + -ion]
pro•pul′sive (-sɪv) pro•pul′so•ry, adj.
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Noun1.propulsion - a propelling forcepropulsion - a propelling force      
force - (physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity; "force equals mass times acceleration"
nuclear propulsion - the use of a nuclear reactor either to produce electricity to power an engine (as in a nuclear submarine) or to directly heat a propellant (as in nuclear rockets)
reaction propulsion - propulsion that results from the ejection at high velocity of a mass of gas to which the vehicle reacts with an equal and opposite momentum
2.propulsion - the act of propellingpropulsion - the act of propelling    
human action, human activity, act, deed - something that people do or cause to happen
launch, launching - the act of propelling with force
launching - the act of moving a newly built vessel into the water for the first time
drive, driving force, thrust - the act of applying force to propel something; "after reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off"
bowl, roll - the act of rolling something (as the ball in bowling)
throw - the act of throwing (propelling something with a rapid movement of the arm and wrist); "the catcher made a good throw to second base"
push, pushing - the act of applying force in order to move something away; "he gave the door a hard push"; "the pushing is good exercise"
pull, pulling - the act of pulling; applying force to move something toward or with you; "the pull up the hill had him breathing harder"; "his strenuous pulling strained his back"
raise, heave, lift - the act of raising something; "he responded with a lift of his eyebrow"; "fireman learn several different raises for getting ladders up"
ejection, forcing out, expulsion, projection - the act of expelling or projecting or ejecting
jumping, jump - the act of jumping; propelling yourself off the ground; "he advanced in a series of jumps"; "the jumping was unexpected"
lob - the act of propelling something (as a ball or shell etc.) in a high arc
wheeling, rolling - propelling something on wheels
shooting, shot - the act of firing a projectile; "his shooting was slow but accurate"
dribbling, dribble - the propulsion of a ball by repeated taps or kicks


noun power, pressure, push, thrust, momentum, impulse, impetus, motive power, impulsion, propelling force For some time electric propulsion has been seen as a possible answer.
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[prəˈpʌlʃən] Npropulsión f
see also jet D


[prəˈpʌlʃən] npropulsion f


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[prəˈpʌlʃn] n jet propulsionpropulsione f a getto


(prəˈpel) past tense, past participle proˈpelled verb
to drive forward, especially mechanically. The boat is propelled by a diesel engine.
proˈpeller noun
a device, consisting of revolving blades, used to drive a ship or an aircraft.
proˈpulsion (-ˈpalʃən) noun
the process of propelling or being propelled. jet-propulsion.
proˌpelling-ˈpencil noun
a pencil consisting of a metal or plastic case containing a lead that is pushed forward by a screwing mechanism.
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Anteropulsion del utero gravido, abordaje del retroperitoneo y reparo de arterias iliacas internas en su origen, en conjunto con el servicio de cirugia general.

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