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im·pul·sive  audio  (m-plsv) KEY 

ADJECTIVE:
  1. Inclined to act on impulse rather than thought.
  2. Motivated by or resulting from impulse: such impulsive acts as hugging strangers; impulsive generosity. See Synonyms at spontaneous.
  3. Having force or power to impel or incite; forceful.
  4. Physics Acting within brief time intervals. Used especially of a force.


OTHER FORMS:
im·pulsive·ly(Adverb), im·pulsive·ness or impul·sivi·ty(Noun)


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