Meaning of PULSE in English

~ 1

■ noun

1》 the rhythmical throbbing of the arteries as blood is propelled through them.

↘each successive throb of the arteries or heart.

2》 a single vibration or short burst of sound, electric current, light, or other wave.

3》 a musical beat or other regular rhythm.

4》 the centre of activity in an area or field: those close to the financial and economic ~.

5》 Biochemistry a measured amount of an isotopic label given to a culture of cells.

■ verb

1》 pulsate.

2》 modulate (a wave or beam) so that it becomes a series of ~s.

3》 apply a ~d signal to (a device).


~less adjective


ME: from L. pulsus 'beating', from pellere 'to drive, beat'.


~ 2

■ noun the edible seeds of various leguminous plants, e.g. lentils.

↘a plant producing such seeds.


ME: from OFr. pols , from L. puls 'porridge of meal or ~'; related to pollen .

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