as in to throb
to expand and contract in a rhythmic manner the heart muscle pulsates regularly to pump blood

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“Pulsate.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/pulsate. Accessed 9 Feb. 2023.

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