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verb [intransitive] pulse pronunciation in American English /pʌls/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlepulsing
past tensepulsed
past participlepulsed
  1. 1
    to move with a strong regular movement
    A muscle began to pulse in his jaw.
    1. a.
      to have a strong regular beat
      Reggae music pulsed from the speakers.
  2. 2
    to fill a person or place with a quality or strong emotion
    pulse with: a city pulsing with life


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