verb (used without object), pulsed, puls·ing.
verb (used with object), pulsed, puls·ing.
Words nearby pulse
Origin of pulse1
OTHER WORDS FROM pulseun·puls·ing, adjective
Definition for pulse (2 of 2)
Origin of pulse2
Examples from the Web for pulse
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 of an infant, or of a man of small stature, is more frequent than that of a grown person, or a man of a large size.Buffon's Natural History. Volume IV (of 10)|Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon
Let us go now and see how my poor people are doing, and feel their pulse a little.
Dr. Kirk found by an accidental experiment on himself that it acts by lowering the pulse.
In Saugor the food served consists only of rice and pulse without vegetables or other dishes.
During such attacks the respirations may slow down to fifteen or below, though usually the pulse is inclined to be rapid.Psychotherapy|James J. Walsh
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
Medicine definitions for pulse
Science 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.