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Noun: pulse  púls
  1. (electronics) a sharp transient wave in the normal electrical state (or a series of such transients)
    "the pulses seemed to be coming from a star";
    - pulsation, pulsing, impulse
     
  2. The rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart
    "he could feel the pulse of her heart";
    - pulsation, heartbeat, beat
     
  3. The rate at which the heart beats; usually measured to obtain a quick evaluation of a person's health
    - pulse rate, heart rate
     
  4. Edible seeds of various pod-bearing plants (peas, beans or lentils etc.)
Verb: pulse  púls
  1. Expand and contract rhythmically; beat rhythmically
    "The baby's heart was pulsing again after the surgeon massaged it";
    - pulsate, throb
     
  2. 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"; "pulse waves";
    - pulsate
     
  3. Drive by or as if by pulsation
    "A soft breeze pulsed the air"

Derived forms: pulsing, pulses, pulsed

Type of: beat, create, displace, legume, make, move, periodic event, pound, produce, rate, recurrent event, thump, undulation, vital sign, wave

Encyclopedia: Pulse