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pulse 1

 (pŭls)
n.
1. The rhythmical throbbing of arteries produced by the regular contractions of the heart, especially as palpated at the wrist or in the neck.
2.
a. A regular or rhythmical beating.
b. A single beat or throb.
3. Physics
a. A brief sudden change in a normally constant quantity: a pulse of current; a pulse of radiation.
b. Any of a series of intermittent occurrences characterized by a brief sudden change in a quantity.
4. The perceptible emotions or sentiments of a group of people: "a man who had ... his finger on the pulse of America" (Thomas P. O'Neill, Jr.).
v. pulsed, puls·ing, puls·es
v.intr.
1. To pulsate; beat: "The nation pulsed with music and proclamation, with rages and moral pretensions" (Lance Morrow).
2. Physics To undergo a series of intermittent occurrences characterized by brief, sudden changes in a quantity.
v.tr.
To chop in short bursts, as in a food processor: The cook pulsed the leeks and added some coriander.
Idiom:
take the pulse of
To judge the mood or views of (a political electorate, for example): The politician was able to take the pulse of the grass-roots voters.

[Middle English pous, puls, from Old French pous, pulz, from Latin pulsus, from past participle of pellere, to beat; see pel- in Indo-European roots.]

pulse 2

 (pŭls)
n.
1. The edible seeds of certain pod-bearing plants, such as lentils and chickpeas.
2. A plant yielding these seeds.

[Middle English pols, puls, from Latin puls, pottage of meal and pulse, probably ultimately from Greek poltos.]

pulse

(pʌls)
n
1. (Physiology) physiol
a. 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
b. a single pulsation of the heart or arteries
2. (Electronics) physics electronics
a. a transient sharp change in voltage, current, or some other quantity normally constant in a system
b. one of a series of such transient disturbances, usually recurring at regular intervals and having a characteristic geometric shape
c. (as modifier): a pulse generator. Less common name: impulse
3. (General Physics) physics electronics
a. a transient sharp change in voltage, current, or some other quantity normally constant in a system
b. one of a series of such transient disturbances, usually recurring at regular intervals and having a characteristic geometric shape
c. (as modifier): a pulse generator. Less common name: impulse
4.
a. a recurrent rhythmic series of beats, waves, vibrations, etc
b. any single beat, wave, etc, in such a series
5. bustle, vitality, or excitement: the pulse of a city.
6. (Sociology) the feelings or thoughts of a group or society as they can be measured: the pulse of the voters.
7. keep one's finger on the pulse to be well-informed about current events
vb
8. (intr) to beat, throb, or vibrate
9. (tr) to provide an electronic pulse to operate (a slide projector)
[C14 pous, from Latin pulsus a beating, from pellere to beat]
ˈpulseless adj

pulse

(pʌls)
n
1. (Cookery) the edible seeds of any of several leguminous plants, such as peas, beans, and lentils
2. (Plants) the plant producing any of these seeds
[C13 pols, from Old French, from Latin puls pottage of pulse]

pulse1

(pʌls)

n., v. pulsed, puls•ing. n.
1. the regular throbbing of the arteries, caused by the successive contractions of the heart, esp. as may be felt at an artery, as at the wrist.
2. a single pulsation of the arteries or heart.
3. a stroke, vibration, or undulation, or a rhythmic series of these.
4. the prevailing attitudes or sentiments, as of the public.
5. a momentary, sudden fluctuation in an electrical quantity, as in voltage or current.
6. a single, abrupt emission of particles or radiation.
v.i.
7. to beat or throb; pulsate.
8. to vibrate or undulate.
9. to emit particles or radiation periodically in short bursts.
v.t.
10. to cause to pulse.
[1375–1425; Middle English puls < Latin pulsus beating, striking, pulse, derivative (with -tus suffix of v. action) of pellere to beat, strike]

pulse2

(pʌls)

n.
1. the edible seeds of certain leguminous plants, as peas or beans.
2. a plant producing such seeds.
[1250–1300; Middle English puls (< Old French pouls) < Latin: porridge of spelt or another grain. compare poultice]

pulse

(pŭls)
The rhythmical expansion and contraction of the arteries as blood is pumped through them by the beating of the heart.

pulse

  • light year - Not a length of time but a distance, the distance a pulse of light travels in one year (about 5.88 trillion miles).
  • pea - Comes from Greek pison, "pulse, pease."
  • asphyxia - Its original meaning was stoppage of the pulse.
  • ictus - The beat of the pulse, based on the Latin word for "stroke."

pulse


Past participle: pulsed
Gerund: pulsing

Imperative
pulse
pulse
Present
I pulse
you pulse
he/she/it pulses
we pulse
you pulse
they pulse
Preterite
I pulsed
you pulsed
he/she/it pulsed
we pulsed
you pulsed
they pulsed
Present Continuous
I am pulsing
you are pulsing
he/she/it is pulsing
we are pulsing
you are pulsing
they are pulsing
Present Perfect
I have pulsed
you have pulsed
he/she/it has pulsed
we have pulsed
you have pulsed
they have pulsed
Past Continuous
I was pulsing
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he/she/it was pulsing
we were pulsing
you were pulsing
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Past Perfect
I had pulsed
you had pulsed
he/she/it had pulsed
we had pulsed
you had pulsed
they had pulsed
Future
I will pulse
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we will pulse
you will pulse
they will pulse
Future Perfect
I will have pulsed
you will have pulsed
he/she/it will have pulsed
we will have pulsed
you will have pulsed
they will have pulsed
Future Continuous
I will be pulsing
you will be pulsing
he/she/it will be pulsing
we will be pulsing
you will be pulsing
they will be pulsing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been pulsing
you have been pulsing
he/she/it has been pulsing
we have been pulsing
you have been pulsing
they have been pulsing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been pulsing
you will have been pulsing
he/she/it will have been pulsing
we will have been pulsing
you will have been pulsing
they will have been pulsing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been pulsing
you had been pulsing
he/she/it had been pulsing
we had been pulsing
you had been pulsing
they had been pulsing
Conditional
I would pulse
you would pulse
he/she/it would pulse
we would pulse
you would pulse
they would pulse
Past Conditional
I would have pulsed
you would have pulsed
he/she/it would have pulsed
we would have pulsed
you would have pulsed
they would have pulsed

pulse

The regular throbbing of an artery, which can be felt as it expands each time the heart pumps blood through it.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pulse - (electronics) a sharp transient wave in the normal electrical state (or a series of such transients)pulse - (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"
electronics - the branch of physics that deals with the emission and effects of electrons and with the use of electronic devices
undulation, wave - (physics) a movement up and down or back and forth
2.pulse - the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heartpulse - the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart; "he could feel the beat of her heart"
periodic event, recurrent event - an event that recurs at intervals
diastole - the widening of the chambers of the heart between two contractions when the chambers fill with blood
systole - the contraction of the chambers of the heart (especially the ventricles) to drive blood into the aorta and pulmonary artery
throbbing, pounding, throb - an instance of rapid strong pulsation (of the heart); "he felt a throbbing in his head"
3.pulse - the rate at which the heart beatspulse - the rate at which the heart beats; usually measured to obtain a quick evaluation of a person's health
vital sign - sign of life; usually an indicator of a person's general physical condition; "he was still alive but his vital signs were weak"
femoral pulse - pulse of the femoral artery (felt in the groin)
radial pulse - pulse of the radial artery (felt in the wrist)
rate - 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"
4.pulse - edible seeds of various pod-bearing plants (peas or beans or lentils etc.)
legume - the seedpod of a leguminous plant (such as peas or beans or lentils)
Verb1.pulse - expand and contract rhythmically; beat rhythmically; "The baby's heart was pulsating again after the surgeon massaged it"
pulsate, quiver, beat - move with or as if with a regular alternating motion; "the city pulsated with music and excitement"
thump, beat, pound - move rhythmically; "Her heart was beating fast"
2.pulse - 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"
produce, create, make - create or manufacture a man-made product; "We produce more cars than we can sell"; "The company has been making toys for two centuries"
3.pulse - drive by or as if by pulsation; "A soft breeze pulsed the air"
move, displace - 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

noun
1. beat, rhythm, vibration, beating, stroke, throb, throbbing, oscillation, pulsation the repetitive pulse of the music
verb
1. beat, tick, throb, vibrate, pulsate Her feet pulsed with pain.

pulse

noun
A periodic contraction or sound of something coursing:
verb
To make rhythmic contractions, sounds, or movements:
Translations
نَبْضنَبْضَةيَنْبض، يَخْفق
pulsteptepat
pulsdunke
syke
puls
pulzus
púlsslá, hamast
脈拍
맥박
pulsaspulsavimaspulsuoti
pulsētpulss
pulz
utrip
puls
ชีพจร
mạch

pulse

1 [pʌls]
A. N (Anat) → pulso m (Phys) → pulsación f (fig) [of drums, music] → ritmo m, compás m
to take sb's pulsetomar el pulso a algn
he keeps his finger on the company's pulseestá tomando constantemente el pulso a la compañía, se mantiene al tanto de lo que pasa en la compañía
B. VIpulsar, latir
C. CPD pulse beat Nlatido m del pulso
pulse rate Nfrecuencia f del pulso

pulse

2 [pʌls] N (Bot, Culin) → legumbre f

pulse

[ˈpʌls]
n
[person] → pouls m
to take sb's pulse, to feel sb's pulse → prendre le pouls de qn
The nurse felt his pulse → L'infirmière a pris son pouls.
to have one's finger on the pulse → prendre la température
to have one's finger on the pulse of sth → prendre le pouls de qch, prendre la température de qch
(= beat) [music] → pulsation f
[current] → pulsation f; [sound] → pulsation f
pulse of current → pulsation électrique
sound pulse → pulsation sonore
(= edible seed) (pea, bean, lentil etc)légume m sec
vi [blood] → battrepulse rate npouls m

pulse

1
n (Anat) → Puls m; (Phys) → Impuls m; (fig: of drums, music) → Rhythmus m; pulse beatPulsschlag m; to feel or take somebody’s pulsejdm den Puls fühlen; he felt the pulse of life in his veinser spürte, wie das Leben in seinen Adern pulsierte; he still has or keeps his finger on the pulse of economic affairser hat in Wirtschaftsfragen immer noch den Finger am Puls der Zeit
vipulsieren; (machines)stampfen

pulse

2
n (Bot, Cook) → Hülsenfrucht f

pulse

[pʌls] n (Anat) → polso (Phys) → impulso (fig) (of drums, music) → vibrazione f
to feel or take sb's pulse → sentire or tastare il polso a qn

pulse

(pals) noun
the regular beating of the heart, which can be checked by feeling the pumping action of the artery in the wrist. The doctor felt/took her pulse.
verb
to throb.
pulsate (palˈseit) , ((American) ˈpalseit) verb
to beat or throb.
pulsation (palˈseiʃən) noun

pulse

نَبْضَة tep puls Puls σφυγμός pulso syke pouls puls battito cardiaco 脈拍 맥박 polsslag puls puls pulso пульс puls ชีพจร nabız mạch 脉搏

pulse

n. pulso, dilatación arterial rítmica que gen. coincide con los latidos cardíacos;
alternating ______ alternante;
bigeminal ______ bigeminado;
bounding ______ saltón;
dorsalis pedis ______ de la arteria dorsal del pie;
femoral ______ femoral;
filiform ______ filiforme;
full ______ lleno;
irregular ______ irregular;
peripheral ______ periférico;
___ pressurepresión del pulso, diferencia entre la presión sistólica y la diastólica;
radial ______ radial;
rapid ______ rápido;
regular ______ regular;
water hammer ______ en martillo de agua. V. cuadro en la página 218.

pulse

n pulso; I’m going to take your pulse..Voy a tomarle el pulso..pulse of steroids..pulso de esteroides; carotid (radial, etc.) — pulso carotídeo (radial, etc.)
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