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Dictionary definition for: Compulsion

1. (n) an urge to do or say something that might be better left undone or unsaid

2. (n) an irrational motive for performing trivial or repetitive actions against your will

3. (n) using force to cause something; "though pressed into rugby under compulsion I began to enjoy the game" "they didn`t have to use coercion"

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