Definitions

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  • noun A desire for action. Grote.

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  • noun rare Tendency or impulse to act.

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  • noun tendency or impulse to act

Etymologies

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From Latin agere, actum, to act.

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  • Desire to act. Cf. esurience (hunger).

    August 23, 2008