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pulse

noun [C]
 
 
/pʌls/
the regular movement of blood through your body when your heart is beating: She put her fingers on my wrist to take my pulse (= count the number of beats per minute). My pulse rate is 70.The circulatory system and blood
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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