urge-n; 1 Senses

Sense Number 1: a strong impulse or desire

Commentary: URGE[+state][+emotional][+desire][+strong][+sudden]

Mary has developed a sudden urge to travel.
The rain dampened our urge to go out and work on boat repairs.
The urge to reproduce is very deeply rooted in living organisms

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1