impulsiveness (s) (noun) (no plural)
obsessive-compulsive disorder (s) (noun)
, obsessive-compulsive disorders (pl)
In medicine, a neurosis in which people are continuously bothered by persistent ideas that make them do repetitive, ritualized actions which they have no control over: An obsessive-compulsive disorder often begins in adolescence and continues to fluctuate or come and go over time.
People with obsessive-compulsive disorders often suffer from very strong feelings of having to do something that can't be controlled by themselves and so they also may have depressions and anxieties.
For a long time, obsessive-compulsive disorders have been treated with psychoanalysis or behavior therapy.
propulsation (s) (noun)
, propulsations (pl)
, propulses; propulsed; propulsing
propulsion (pruh PUHL shuhn, proh PUHL shuhn) (s) (noun)
, propulsions (pl)
A forcing or pushing to shove or drive something forward: Good propulsion
is needed to move a swimmer through the strong waves of an ocean.
The wind requires strong propulsion to blow trees down during a storm.
, more propulsive, most propulsive
propulsor (s) (noun)
, propulsors (pl)
, more propulsory, most propulsory
pulsar (s) (noun)
, pulsars (pl)
Any of several celestial radio sources transmitting short intense bursts of radio waves, x-rays, or visible electromagnetic radiation at regular intervals, generally believed to be rotating neutron stars.
, pulsates; pulsated; pulsating
1. To rhythmically expand and to contract or to make strong movements in a regular pattern: "Just about every scene of the drama pulsated with suspense and humor."
2. To make regular and strong sounds, flashes, beats, etc.: "The lights at the dance were pulsating with the music."
, more pulsating, most pulsating
Descriptive of expanding and contracting rhythmically; such as, the beating of the heart: The doctor could feel Frank's pulsating artery.
As electrical potential which is unidirectional but varies in magnitude at a periodic frequency.
pulsation (s) (noun)
, pulsations (pl)
Strong and regular beats or movements: "After running so much, David's heart pulsations were naturally stronger than they were just before he started."
pulsator (s) (noun)
, pulsators (pl)
, more pulsatory, most pulsatory
A reference to having a rhythmical vibration or movement.
Cross references of word families that are related directly, or indirectly, to: "push, shove, thrust":