pul·​sant ˈpəl-sənt How to pronounce pulsant (audio)
: pulsating with activity

Word History


in part borrowed from Latin pulsant-, pulsans, present participle of pulsāre "to strike with repeated blows, beat"; in part from pulse entry 1 + -ant entry 2 — more at pulsate

First Known Use

1709, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pulsant was in 1709

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Cite this Entry

“Pulsant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pulsant. Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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