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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.
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|Adj.||1.||propulsive - having the power to propel; "propulsive coefficient"|
|2.||propulsive - 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"|
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