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English definition of “pulse”

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.
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