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  Definition of pulse
  1. the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart; "he could feel the beat of her heart"
  2. (electronics) a sharp transient wave in the normal electrical state (or a series of such transients); "the pulsations seemed to be coming from a star"
  3. edible seeds of various pod-bearing plants (peas or beans or lentils etc.)
  4. the rate at which the heart beats; usually measured to obtain a quick evaluation of a person''s health
  5. produce or modulate (as electromagnetic waves) in the form of short bursts or pulses or cause an apparatus to produce pulses; "pulse waves"; "a transmitter pulsed by an electronic tube"
  6. expand and contract rhythmically; beat rhythmically; "The baby''s heart was pulsating again after the surgeon massaged it"
  7. drive by or as if by pulsation; "A soft breeze pulsed the air"
Similar Words: pulsation, heartbeat, beat, pulsing, impulse, pulse rate, heart rate, pulsate, throb

 

Hyponyms: diastole, systole, throb, throbbing, pounding, femoral pulse, radial pulse

 

Grouped Verbs: pulsate, beat, quiver

 

Derivational Morphology: beat, pound, thump, pulsate, throb, pulsation, pulsing, impulse, pulse rate, heart rate, heartbeat, throbbing, pounding

 

Anagrams: Lepus

 

Language Translations:
Chinese: 脈搏   Dutch: pols  
Finnish: pulssi   French: pouls  
German: Puls   Hungarian: pulzus  
Icelandic: æðasláttur   Italian: polso  
Japanese: 脈搏   Korean: 맥박  
Portuguese: pulso   Russian: пульс  
Spanish: pulso   Swedish: puls  
 
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