Definitions for pulse

Definitions for (noun) pulse

Main entry: beat, pulsation, pulse, heartbeat

Definition: the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart

Usage: he could feel the beat of her heart

Main entry: impulse, pulsation, pulse, pulsing

Definition: (electronics) a sharp transient wave in the normal electrical state (or a series of such transients)

Usage: the pulsations seemed to be coming from a star

Main entry: pulse

Definition: edible seeds of various pod-bearing plants (peas or beans or lentils etc.)

Main entry: pulse, pulse rate, heart rate

Definition: the rate at which the heart beats; usually measured to obtain a quick evaluation of a person's health

Definitions for (verb) pulse

Main entry: pulsate, pulse

Definition: produce or modulate (as electromagnetic waves) in the form of short bursts or pulses or cause an apparatus to produce pulses

Usage: pulse waves; a transmitter pulsed by an electronic tube

Main entry: throb, pulsate, pulse

Definition: expand and contract rhythmically; beat rhythmically

Usage: The baby's heart was pulsating again after the surgeon massaged it

Main entry: pulse

Definition: drive by or as if by pulsation

Usage: A soft breeze pulsed the air

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