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impelling (See impel)
ling adj : markedly effective as if by emotional pressure; "impelling skill as a teller of tales"; "an impelling personality"impel


1 urge or force (a person) to an action; constrain or motivate [syn: force]
2 cause to move forward with force; "Steam propels this ship" [syn: propel] [also: impelling, impelled]

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  1. present participle of impel

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