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Dictionary definition for: Pulse

1. (n) (electronics) a sharp transient wave in the normal electrical state (or a series of such transients) "the pulsations seemed to be coming from a star"

2. (v) expand and contract rhythmically; beat rhythmically; "The baby''s heart was pulsating again after the surgeon massaged it"

3. (n) the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart; "he could feel the beat of her heart"

4. (v) produce or modulate (as electromagnetic waves) in the form of short bursts or pulses or cause an apparatus to produce pulses; "pulse waves" "a transmitter pulsed by an electronic tube"

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

6. (v) drive by or as if by pulsation; "A soft breeze pulsed the air"

7. (n) edible seeds of various pod-bearing plants (peas or beans or lentils etc.)

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