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pulse

noun [C]  /pʌls/ us  
biology a regular rhythm made by blood being moved through your body by your heart, esp. when it is felt at the wrist or side of the neck physics A pulse is also a single burst of light or some other form of energy that is sudden and strong.

pulse

verb [I]  /pʌls/ us  
to move with a regular beat: The music pulses with soul, Creole, and Cuban rhythms.
Translations of “pulse”
in Korean 맥박…
in Arabic نَبْض…
in French pouls…
in Turkish nabız, nabız atışı…
in Italian polso, battito…
in Chinese (Traditional) 規律跳動, 脈搏, (聲波或光波的)脈衝…
in Russian пульс…
in Polish puls, tętno…
in Spanish pulso…
in Portuguese pulso…
in German der Puls…
in Catalan pols…
in Japanese 脈拍, 鼓動…
in Chinese (Simplified) 规律跳动, 脉搏, (声波或光波的)脉冲…
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