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British English: /ˈɪmpʌls/
American English: /ˈɪmˌpəls/

Translation of impulse in German:


  • 1 (act of impelling)
    Stoß, der
    Impuls, der
    [figurative] (motivation) Impuls, der
    give an impulse to something
    einer Sache Dat. neue Impulse geben
  • 2
    (mental incitement) Impuls, der
    be seized with an irresistible impulse to do something
    von einem unwiderstehlichen Drang ergriffen werden, etwas zu tun
  • 3
    (tendency to act without reflection) Impulsivität, die
    from pure impulse
    rein impulsiv
    be ruled/guided by impulse
    impulsiv sein
    be a creature of impulse
    ein impulsives Wesen haben
    act/do something on [an] impulse
    impulsiv handeln/etwas tun
  • 4
    (impetus) Stoßkraft, die
  • 5 (Biology, Electricity, Physics)
    Impuls, der

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