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pulse

noun [C]  us   /pʌls/
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]  us   /pʌls/
to move with a regular beat: The music pulses with soul, Creole, and Cuban rhythms.
Translations of “pulse”
in Arabic نَبْض…
in Korean 맥박…
in Malaysian denyutan nadi…
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 Vietnamese nhịp đập, mạch…
in Spanish pulso…
in Portuguese pulso…
in Thai ชีพจร…
in German der Puls…
in Catalan pols…
in Japanese 脈拍, 鼓動…
in Indonesian denyut nadi…
in Chinese (Simplified) 规律跳动, 脉搏, (声波或光波的)脉冲…
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