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impetus

US [ˈɪmpətəs]
UK [ˈɪmpɪtəs]
  • n.动力;推动;促进;刺激
  • Web推动力;原动力;英派图斯
impetus
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n.
1.
[u][sing]
动力;推动;促进;刺激something that encourages a process or activity to develop more quickly
The debate seems to have lost much of its initial impetus.
辩论会似乎没有开始时那么大的冲劲了。
to give (a) new/fresh impetus to sth
给某事物以新的推进力
His articles provided the main impetus for change.
他的那些文章是促进变革的主要推动力。
2.
[u]
动量;动力;惯性the force or energy with which sth moves

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