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
Definition for pulse (2 of 2)
Origin of pulse2
Example sentences from the Web for pulse
This holiday season more than ever, marketers need to keep a hand firmly on the pulse of their market and opportunities.Five SEO tips to dominate local search this holiday season|Jim Yu|November 20, 2020|Search Engine Watch
Then, a pulse from an infrared laser heated the ice, forming liquid water under high pressure.Supercooled water has been caught morphing between two forms|Emily Conover|November 19, 2020|Science News
That pulse of volcanism may also have led to a major shift in plant life in the region.How massive long-necked dinosaurs rose to rule the Jurassic herbivores|Carolyn Gramling|November 18, 2020|Science News
Any time I drink any alcohol at all, my deep sleep almost completely disappears, I don’t sleep as long, my pulse rate goes up.How to Succeed by Being Authentic (Hint: Carefully) (Ep. 438)|Stephen J. Dubner|November 5, 2020|Freakonomics
These pulses last less than five milliseconds but release more energy than the sun does in days or weeks.We just found a source for one of the most mysterious phenomena in astronomy|Neel Patel|November 4, 2020|MIT Technology Review
There are no pulsing lights, no computer-generated rock music, no pictures of 007.
One nurse pushed her hip alarm and the pulsing shriek rang out again.
The bugs are so loud that stepping into the darkness feels like being surrounded by an enormous, pulsing heart.
The pulsing sound from their tsokais (African rattles) and bells join the African beat blasting from a nearby silver MacBook.
But any permanent solution to the conflict must address the pulsing cyst at its heart.
In the next place you are the only woman I know who has a living, pulsing love of country and flag!Life on the Stage|Clara Morris
In the pulsing silence that followed he beheld again that terrible October scene, when his love lay dead upon the heather.The Rhodesian|Gertrude Page
As the girls moved along, the pulsing of the drums came with increasing crescendo.Whispering Walls|Mildred A. Wirt
The Northern Lights were pulsing like some great radiating heart, and the sea was alternately flame and shadow.Tales of the Chesapeake|George Alfred Townsend
The eternal hills are vibrant to the eye of science, and the very stones are pulsing with the joy of life.Spirit and Music|H. Ernest Hunt
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.