Definition of propulse in English:

propulse

Pronunciation /prəˈpʌls/

verb

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  • To drive or push forward or onward; to impart motion to; to propel.

Origin

Mid 16th century (in an earlier sense). From classical Latin prōpulsāre to drive away, repulse, to ward off, repel, frequentative formation from prōpellere. Compare Middle French, French propulser.