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English noun: pulse

1. pulse (event) (electronics) a sharp transient wave in the normal electrical state (or a series of such transients)


SamplesThe pulsations seemed to be coming from a star.


Synonymsimpulse, pulsation, pulsing


Broader (hypernym)undulation, wave


Domain categoryelectronics

2. pulse (event) the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart


SamplesHe could feel the beat of her heart.


Synonymsbeat, heartbeat, pulsation


Broader (hypernym)periodic event, recurrent event


Narrower (hyponym)diastole, pounding, systole, throb, throbbing

3. pulse (time) the rate at which the heart beats; usually measured to obtain a quick evaluation of a person's health


Synonymsheart rate, pulse rate


Broader (hypernym)rate, vital sign


Narrower (hyponym)femoral pulse, radial pulse

4. pulse (food) edible seeds of various pod-bearing plants (peas or beans or lentils etc.)


Broader (hypernym)legume


English verb: pulse

1. pulse (motion) expand and contract rhythmically; beat rhythmically


SamplesThe baby's heart was pulsating again after the surgeon massaged it.


ExamplesThe crowds pulse in the streets, The streets pulse with crowds


Synonymspulsate, throb


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)beat, pound, thump


Verb groupbeat, pulsate, quiver

2. pulse (creation) produce or modulate (as electromagnetic waves) in the form of short bursts or pulses or cause an apparatus to produce pulses


SamplesPulse waves.
A transmitter pulsed by an electronic tube.


Synonymspulsate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)create, make, produce

3. pulse (motion) drive by or as if by pulsation


SamplesA soft breeze pulsed the air.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)displace, move


Causepulsate, pulse, throb









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