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pulse

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noun \ˈpəls\

Definition of pulse

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

Origin and Etymology of pulse

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

Other Seed Plant Terms


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pulse

noun

Definition of pulse

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

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

  3. 3a :  rhythmical beating, vibrating, or soundingb :  beat, throb

  4. 4a :  a transient variation of a quantity (such as electric current or voltage) whose value is normally constantb (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 and Etymology of pulse

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


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pulse

verb

Definition of pulse

pulsed

;

pulsing

  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. 3a :  to produce or modulate (something, such as electromagnetic waves) in the form of pulses pulsed wavesb :  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.

First Known Use of pulse

15th century



PULSE Defined for English Language Learners

pulse

verb

Definition of pulse for English Language Learners

  • : to move with strong, regular beats

  • : to produce a strong, regular beat

  • : to be filled with activity or a feeling


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

play
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 wavesb:  to cause (an apparatus) to produce pulses



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