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impulse

noun /ˈimpals/
a sudden desire to do something, without thinking about the consequences
impulso
I bought the dress on impulse – I didn’t really need it
a sudden force or stimulation
impulso
an electrical impulse.
impulsive /-siv/ adjective done, or likely to act, suddenly, without careful thought
impulsivo
an impulsive action You’re far too impulsive!
impulsively adverb
impulsivamente
She has a tendency to act impulsively.
impulsiveness noun
impulsividad
(Definition of impulse from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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