Definition of COMPULSION


Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 2. (

    ) an irrational motive for performing trivial or repetitive actions, even against your will; "her compulsion to wash her hands repeatedly" ;

  • 3. (

    ) using force to cause something to occur; "though pressed into rugby under compulsion I began to enjoy the game"; "they didn't have to use coercion" ;

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