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compulsion (kuhn PUHL shuhn) (s) (noun), compulsions (pl)
A desire or feeling that a person has that he or she must do something; an irresistible inclination to do or repeat an activity: Richard, an international traveler and explorer, described his compulsion to visit far away places as something he could not resist and he frequently felt a compulsion to climb the highest mountains wherever he went.

Tom's doctor described him as having a compulsion to repeatedly wash his hands even when they were clean.

A condition in which a person is obliged or forced to do something.
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forced compulsion
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Word Entries at Get Words: “compulsion
A strong desire or feeling that someone has that something must be done by him or her. (1)