AskDefine | Define propelling

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propelling adj : tending to or capable of propelling; "propellant fuel for submarines"; "the faster a jet plane goes the greater its propulsive efficiency"; "universities...the seats of propulsive thought" [syn: propellant, propellent, propulsive]propel

Verb

1 cause to move forward with force; "Steam propels this ship" [syn: impel]
2 give an incentive for action; "This moved me to sacrifice my career" [syn: motivate, actuate, move, prompt, incite] [also: propelling, propelled]propelling See propel

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propelling
  1. present participle of propel

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