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pro·pel

 (prə-pĕl′)
tr.v. pro·pelled, pro·pel·ling, pro·pels
1. To cause to move forward or onward. See Synonyms at push.
2. To cause to develop or progress: a misunderstanding that propels the story forward.

[Middle English propellen, from Latin prōpellere : prō-, forward; see pro-1 + pellere, to drive; see pel- in Indo-European roots.]

propelling

(prəˈpɛlɪŋ)
n
propulsion
adj
tending to propel
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.propelling - tending to or capable of propelling; "propellant fuel for submarines"; "the faster a jet plane goes the greater its propulsive efficiency"; "universities...the seats of propulsive thought"
dynamic, dynamical - characterized by action or forcefulness or force of personality; "a dynamic market"; "a dynamic speaker"; "the dynamic president of the firm"
Translations

propelling

:
propelling force
n (lit, fig)Triebkraft f
propelling pencil
References in classic literature ?
The only propelling force it ever exhibited, was the mere impetus acquired from the descent of the inclined plane ; and this impetus carried the machine farther when the vanes were at rest, than when they were in motion - a fact which sufficiently demonstrates their inutility ; and in the absence of the propelling, which was also the sustaining power, the whole fabric would necessarily descend.
The tiresome maneuvering had carried them about in circles back and forth across the harbor, but by it Number Thirteen had himself learned something of the proper method of propelling and steering his craft.
* Allowing on privately-owned lands PCP airguns propelling a single projectile-of no less than .30 caliber or an arrow or bolt-to take deer during the general gun season, and PCP airguns propelling a single projectile-of no less than .20 caliber or an arrow or bolt-to take wild turkey during the fall and spring turkey seasons.
The lot, which will go on sale in August, is actually a cleverly disguised propelling pencil.