"pulse" in the noun sense
1. pulsation, pulsing, pulse, impulse
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"
2. pulse, pulsation, heartbeat, beat
the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart
"he could feel the beat of her heart"
3. pulse, pulse rate, heart rate
the rate at which the heart beats usually measured to obtain a quick evaluation of a person's health
edible seeds of various pod-bearing plants (peas or beans or lentils etc.)
"pulse" in the verb sense
1. pulsate, throb, pulse
expand and contract rhythmically beat rhythmically
"The baby's heart was pulsating again after the surgeon massaged it"
2. pulse, pulsate
produce or modulate (as electromagnetic waves) in the form of short bursts or pulses or cause an apparatus to produce pulses
"a transmitter pulsed by an electronic tube"
drive by or as if by pulsation
"A soft breeze pulsed the air"
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