Impulse

Impulse (transitive verb)

: to give an impulse to

Full Definition
: to give an impulse to

Impulse (noun)

: a sudden strong desire to do something
: a small amount of energy that moves from one area to another

Full Definition                                                                                                                 
1 a : inspiration, motivation
b : a force so communicated as to produce motion suddenly
c : incentive
2 a : the act of driving onward with sudden force : impulsion
b : motion produced by such an impulsion : impetus
c : a wave of excitation transmitted through tissues and especially  nerve fibers and muscles that results in physiological activity or inhibition
3 a : a sudden spontaneous inclination or incitement to some usually unpremeditated action
b : a propensity or natural tendency usually other than rational
4 a : the product of the average value of a force and the time during which it acts : the change in momentum produced by the force
b : pulse

 

Source: Merriam-Webster

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