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 for Pulse
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pulse \Pulse\, n. [OE. pous, OF. pous, F. pouls, fr. L. pulsus
     (sc. venarum), the beating of the pulse, the pulse, from
     pellere, pulsum, to beat, strike; cf. Gr. ? to swing, shake,
     ? to shake. Cf. Appeal, Compel, Impel, Push.]
     1. (Physiol.) The beating or throbbing of the heart or blood
        vessels, especially of the arteries.
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     Note: In an artery the pulse is due to the expansion and
           contraction of the elastic walls of the artery by the
           action of the heart upon the column of blood in the
           arterial system. On the commencement of the diastole of
           the ventricle, the semilunar valves are closed, and the
           aorta recoils by its elasticity so as to force part of
           its contents into the vessels farther onwards. These,
           in turn, as they already contain a certain quantity of
           blood, expand, recover by an elastic recoil, and
           transmit the movement with diminished intensity. Thus a
           series of movements, gradually diminishing in
           intensity, pass along the arterial system (see the Note
           under Heart). For the sake of convenience, the radial
           artery at the wrist is generally chosen to detect the
           precise character of the pulse. The pulse rate varies
           with age, position, sex, stature, physical and
           psychical influences, etc.
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     2. Any measured or regular beat; any short, quick motion,
        regularly repeated, as of a medium in the transmission of
        light, sound, etc.; oscillation; vibration; pulsation;
        impulse; beat; movement.
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              The measured pulse of racing oars.    --Tennyson.
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              When the ear receives any simple sound, it is struck
              by a single pulse of the air, which makes the
              eardrum and the other membranous parts vibrate
              according to the nature and species of the stroke.
                                                    --Burke.
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     Pulse glass, an instrument consisting to a glass tube with
        terminal bulbs, and containing ether or alcohol, which the
        heat of the hand causes to boil; -- so called from the
        pulsating motion of the liquid when thus warmed.
  
     Pulse wave (Physiol.), the wave of increased pressure
        started by the ventricular systole, radiating from the
        semilunar valves over the arterial system, and gradually
        disappearing in the smaller branches.
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              the pulse wave travels over the arterial system at
              the rate of about 29.5 feet in a second. --H. N.
                                                    Martin.
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     To feel one's pulse.
        (a) To ascertain, by the sense of feeling, the condition
            of the arterial pulse.
        (b) Hence, to sound one's opinion; to try to discover
            one's mind.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pulse \Pulse\, n. [OE. puls, L. puls, pultis, a thick pap or
     pottage made of meal, pulse, etc. See Poultice, and cf.
     Pousse.]
     Leguminous plants, or their seeds, as beans, pease, etc.
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           If all the world
           Should, in a pet of temperance, feed on pulse.
                                                    --Milton.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pulse \Pulse\, v. i.
     To beat, as the arteries; to move in pulses or beats; to
     pulsate; to throb. --Ray.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pulse \Pulse\, v. t. [See Pulsate, Pulse a beating.]
     To drive by a pulsation; to cause to pulsate. [R.]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  pulse
      n 1: (electronics) a sharp transient wave in the normal
           electrical state (or a series of such transients); "the
           pulsations seemed to be coming from a star" [syn:
           pulsation, pulsing, pulse, impulse]
      2: the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with
         each beat of the heart; "he could feel the beat of her heart"
         [syn: pulse, pulsation, heartbeat, beat]
      3: the rate at which the heart beats; usually measured to obtain
         a quick evaluation of a person's health [syn: pulse, pulse
         rate, heart rate]
      4: edible seeds of various pod-bearing plants (peas or beans or
         lentils etc.)
      v 1: expand and contract rhythmically; beat rhythmically; "The
           baby's heart was pulsating again after the surgeon massaged
           it" [syn: pulsate, throb, pulse]
      2: produce or modulate (as electromagnetic waves) in the form of
         short bursts or pulses or cause an apparatus to produce
         pulses; "pulse waves"; "a transmitter pulsed by an electronic
         tube" [syn: pulse, pulsate]
      3: drive by or as if by pulsation; "A soft breeze pulsed the
         air"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  149 Moby Thesaurus words for "pulse":
     algae, alternate, arrhythmia, arsis, autophyte, bar beat,
     be here again, bean, beat, beating, bicker, bout, bracken,
     brown algae, circle, circuit, climber, come again, come and go,
     come around, come round, come round again, come up again, conferva,
     confervoid, course, creeper, cycle, dance, diastole, diatom,
     downbeat, drum, drumming, echo pulse, fern, flap, flick, flicker,
     flip, flit, flitter, flop, flutter, fruits and vegetables, fucus,
     fungus, go pitapat, grapevine, green algae, gulfweed, gutter,
     hammering, heartbeat, heartthrob, herb, heterophyte, intermit, ivy,
     kelp, legume, lentil, liana, lichen, liverwort, mold, moss,
     mushroom, offbeat, oscillate, palpitate, palpitating, palpitation,
     pant, parasite, parasitic plant, pea, perthophyte, phytoplankton,
     pitapat, pitter-patter, planktonic algae, plant families, pounding,
     puffball, pulsate, pulsating, pulsation, pulsing, rat-a-tat,
     rataplan, reappear, recur, red algae, reoccur, repeat, resonate,
     return, reverberating, reverberation, revolution, revolve, rhythm,
     rockweed, roll around, rotate, rotation, round, rust, saprophyte,
     sargasso, sargassum, sea lentil, sea moss, sea wrack, seaweed,
     series, slat, smut, spell, splutter, sputter, staccato, succulent,
     systole, tempo, thesis, throb, throbbing, thrumming, thumping,
     tick, ticktock, toadstool, trigger pulse, turn, undulate, upbeat,
     vetch, vibrate, vibrating, vibration, vine, wave, waver, wheel,
     wheel around, wort, wrack
  
  

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Pulse
     (Dan. 1:12, 16), R.V. "herbs," vegetable food in general.
     

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