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pulse

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noun \ˈpəls\

Definition of pulse

  1. :  the edible seeds of various crops (as peas, beans, or lentils) of the legume family; also :  a plant yielding pulse



Origin of pulse

Middle English puls, probably from Anglo-French puuiz gruel, from Latin pult-, puls, probably from Greek poltos


First Known Use: 13th century

Other Seed Plant Terms

Rhymes with pulse


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pulse

noun

Definition of pulse

  1. 1 a :  the regular expansion of an artery caused by the ejection of blood into the arterial system by the contractions of the heart b :  the palpable beat resulting from such pulse as detected in a superficial artery; also :  the number of individual beats in a specified time period (as one minute) <a resting pulse of 70>

  2. 2 a :  underlying sentiment or opinion or an indication of it b :  vitality

  3. 3 a :  rhythmical beating, vibrating, or sounding b :  beat, throb

  4. 4 a :  a transient variation of a quantity (as electric current or voltage) whose value is normally constant b (1) :  an electromagnetic wave or modulation thereof of brief duration (2) :  a brief disturbance of pressure in a medium; especially :  a sound wave or short train of sound waves

  5. 5 :  a dose of a substance especially when applied over a short period of time <pulses of intravenous methylprednisolone>



Origin of pulse

Middle English puls, from Anglo-French, from Latin pulsus, literally, beating, from pellere to drive, push, beat — more at felt


First Known Use: 14th century


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pulse

verb,

Simple Definition of pulse

  • : to move with strong, regular beats

  • : to produce a strong, regular beat

  • : to be filled with activity or a feeling

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of pulse

pulsedpulsing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to exhibit a pulse or pulsation :  throb

  3. transitive verb
  4. 1 :  to drive by or as if by a pulsation

  5. 2 :  to cause to pulsate

  6. 3 a :  to produce or modulate (as electromagnetic waves) in the form of pulses <pulsed waves> b :  to cause (an apparatus) to produce pulses

pulser noun

Examples of pulse in a sentence

  1. He could feel the blood pulsing through his veins.

  2. Dance music pulsed from the speakers.

  3. The city pulses with life.



15th Century

First Known Use of pulse

15th century



PULSE Defined for Kids

pulse

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noun \ˈpəls\

Definition of pulse for Students

  1. 1 :  a strong regular beating or throbbing <the rhythmic pulse of the music>

  2. 2 :  the beat resulting from the regular widening of an artery in the body as blood flows through it <Feel your wrist for a pulse.>




Medical Dictionary

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pulse

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noun \ˈpəls\

Medical Definition of pulse

  1. 1a:  a regularly recurrent wave of distension in arteries that results from the progress through an artery of blood injected into the arterial system at each contraction of the ventricles of the heartb:  the palpable beat resulting from such pulse as detected in a superficial artery (as the radial artery) <a very soft pulse>; also :  the number of such beats in a specified period of time (as one minute) <a resting pulse of 70>

  2. 2:  pulsation

  3. 3a:  a transient variation of a quantity (as electric current or voltage) whose value is normally constant—often used of current variations produced artificially and repeated either with a regular period or according to some codeb:  an electromagnetic wave or modulation thereof having brief durationc:  a brief disturbance transmitted through a medium

  4. 4:  a dose of a substance especially when applied over a short period of time <therapy with pulses of intravenous methylprednisolone>




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pulse

verb

Medical Definition of pulse

pulsed; pulsing

  1. intransitive verb

  2. :  to exhibit a pulse or pulsation

  3. 1

  4. transitive verb

  5. :  to cause to pulsate

  6. 2a:  to produce or modulate (as electromagnetic waves) in the form of pulses <pulsed waves>b:  to cause (an apparatus) to produce pulses





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