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Definition 1: the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart - [noun denoting event]

Samples where pulse or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he could feel the beat of her heart

Synonyms for pulse in the sense of this definition

(pulse is a kind of ...) an event that recurs at intervals

(... is a kind of pulse ) the widening of the chambers of the heart between two contractions when the chambers fill with blood

(... is a kind of pulse ) the contraction of the chambers of the heart (especially the ventricles) to drive blood into the aorta and pulmonary artery

(... is a kind of pulse ) an instance of rapid strong pulsation (of the heart)

"he felt a throbbing in his head"

Definition 2: (electronics) a sharp transient wave in the normal electrical state (or a series of such transients) - [noun denoting event]

Samples where pulse or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the pulsations seemed to be coming from a star

Synonyms for pulse in the sense of this definition

(pulse is a kind of ...) (physics) a movement up and down or back and forth

(pulse belongs to category ...) the branch of physics that deals with the emission and effects of electrons and with the use of electronic devices

Definition 3: edible seeds of various pod-bearing plants (peas or beans or lentils etc.) - [noun denoting food]

(pulse is a kind of ...) the seedpod of a leguminous plant (such as peas or beans or lentils)

Definition 4: the rate at which the heart beats; usually measured to obtain a quick evaluation of a person's health - [noun denoting time]

Synonyms for pulse in the sense of this definition

(pulse is a kind of ...) sign of life; usually an indicator of a person's general physical condition

"he was still alive but his vital signs were weak"

(pulse is a kind of ...) a magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit

"they traveled at a rate of 55 miles per hour" "the rate of change was faster than expected"

(... is a kind of pulse ) pulse of the femoral artery (felt in the groin)

(... is a kind of pulse ) pulse of the radial artery (felt in the wrist)

Definition 5: produce or modulate (as electromagnetic waves) in the form of short bursts or pulses or cause an apparatus to produce pulses - [verb of creation]

Samples where pulse or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • pulse waves
  • a transmitter pulsed by an electronic tube

Synonyms for pulse in the sense of this definition

(pulse is a kind of ...) create or manufacture a man-made product

"We produce more cars than we can sell" "The company has been making toys for two centuries"

Definition 6: expand and contract rhythmically; beat rhythmically - [verb of motion]

Samples where pulse or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The baby's heart was pulsating again after the surgeon massaged it

Synonyms for pulse in the sense of this definition

(pulse is a kind of ...) move rhythmically

"Her heart was beating fast"

(pulse has a similar meaning as ...) move with or as if with a regular alternating motion

"the city pulsated with music and excitement"

Definition 7: drive by or as if by pulsation - [verb of motion]

Samples where pulse or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • A soft breeze pulsed the air

(pulse is a kind of ...) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

"Move those boxes into the corner, please" "I'm moving my money to another bank" "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

(pulse causes ...) expand and contract rhythmically; beat rhythmically

"The baby's heart was pulsating again after the surgeon massaged it"

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