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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 com·pul·sion /kəmˈpʌlʃən/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 com·pul·sion /kəmˈpəlʃən/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Com·pul·sion n.  The act of compelling, or the state of being compelled; the act of driving or urging by force or by physical or moral constraint; subjection to force.
    If reasons were as plentiful as blackberries, I would give no man a reason upon compulsion.   --Shak.
 With what compulsion and laborious flight
 We sunk thus low.   --Milton.
 Syn: -- See Constraint.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: an urge to do or say something that might be better left
           undone or unsaid [syn: irresistible impulse]
      2: an irrational motive for performing trivial or repetitive
         actions against your will [syn: obsession]
      3: using force to cause something; "though pressed into rugby
         under compulsion I began to enjoy the game"; "they didn`t
         have to use coercion" [syn: coercion]