pulse

n.

  1. Leguminous plants, or their seeds, as beans, pease, etc.
  2. The beating or throbbing of the heart or blood vessels, especially of the arteries.
  3. 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.

v. i.

  1. To beat, as the arteries; to move in pulses or beats; to pulsate; to throb.

v. t.

  1. To drive by a pulsation; to cause to pulsate.