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pulse

 
Noun pulse has 4 senses
  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"
    --1 is a kind of wave, undulation
    Derived forms: verb pulse2, verb pulsate3
  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"
    --2 is a kind of periodic event, recurrent event
    --2 has particulars: diastole; systole; throb, throbbing, pounding
    Derived forms: verb pulse1, verb pulsate1
  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
    --3 is a kind of vital sign; rate
    --3 has particulars: femoral pulse; radial pulse
    Derived forms: verb pulse1, verb pulsate1
  4. pulse - edible seeds of various pod-bearing plants (peas or beans or lentils etc.)
    --4 is a kind of
    legume
Verb pulse has 3 senses
  1. pulsate, throb, pulse - expand and contract rhythmically; beat rhythmically; "The baby's heart was pulsating again after the surgeon massaged it"
    --1 is one way to beat, pound, thump
    Derived forms: noun pulse3, noun pulse2
    Sample sentences:
    The crowds pulse in the streets
    The streets pulse with crowds
  2. pulse, pulsate - 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"
    --2 is one way to produce, make, create
    Derived forms: noun pulse1, noun pulsing1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  3. pulse - drive by or as if by pulsation; "A soft breeze pulsed the air"
    --3 is one way to
    move, displace
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
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