verb (used without object), pulsed, puls·ing.
verb (used with object), pulsed, puls·ing.
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Origin of pulse1
OTHER WORDS FROM pulseun·puls·ing, adjective
Words nearby pulse
Definition for pulse (2 of 2)
Origin of pulse2
Example sentences from the Web for pulse
As officials make difficult calls about when to lift—or reapply—restrictions, it will help to have “a pulse of the level of infection in a community, in real time,” says Matus—like the one thrumming under our feet.
We have recorded these people not breathing and having no pulse.
During systole, as the heart pushes blood into the rest of the body, it’s possible to feel your pulse in your fingertips.How Your Heart Influences What You Perceive and Fear|Jordana Cepelewicz|July 6, 2020|Quanta Magazine
Sonar systems send out pulses of sound and detect the echoes.
Medical imaging relies on very short pulses of this low-intensity ultrasound.
Add the water mixture all at once and pulse until the mixture just comes together.
“There was still no pulse, not even the smallest bit,” Johnson says.
The cop lay open-eyed with a grievous head wound as Johnson again checked for a pulse.
The pulse of the music gives the film a thrilling kind of unity.The Stacks: Pauline Kael's Talking Heads Obsession|Pauline Kael|November 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
However, in calm, deep wave sleep, breathing and pulse is slow and regular, and movements are more than rare, he says.The Tracker That Might Actually Help You Sleep Better|DailyBurn|October 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The pulse in Louis's temples beat hard; yet he was determined not to anticipate, but make Wharton explain himself.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
Her pulse was beneath his fingers, and with every stroke of it he felt more keenly the mystery and cruelty of life.
But he thought of the inexorable beating of that pulse of life—of life, and the will to live as her philosophy desired.
It is merely occupied with the number of times the pulse beats per minute in different positions of the body.Assimilative Memory|Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
His pulse rate was now in the neighborhood of ten per second, which is a pretty good increase.Old Friends Are the Best|Jack Sharkey
British Dictionary definitions for pulse (1 of 2)
- the rhythmic contraction and expansion of an artery at each beat of the heart, often discernible to the touch at points such as the wrists
- a single pulsation of the heart or arteries
- a transient sharp change in voltage, current, or some other quantity normally constant in a system
- one of a series of such transient disturbances, usually recurring at regular intervals and having a characteristic geometric shape
- (as modifier)a pulse generator Less common name: impulse
- a recurrent rhythmic series of beats, waves, vibrations, etc
- any single beat, wave, etc, in such a series
Derived forms of pulsepulseless, adjective
Word Origin for pulse
British Dictionary definitions for pulse (2 of 2)
Word Origin for pulse
Medical definitions for pulse
Scientific definitions for pulse
- A brief sudden change in a normally constant quantity, such as an electric current or field.
- Any of a series of intermittent occurrences characterized by a brief sudden change in a quantity.
Idioms and Phrases with pulse
see take the pulse of.