(Pulse), v. i. To beat, as the arteries; to move in pulses or beats; to pulsate; to throb. Ray.
(Pulse), v. t. [See Pulsate, Pulse a beating.] To drive by a pulsation; to cause to pulsate. [R.]
(Pulse"less), a. Having no pulsation; lifeless.
(Pulse"less*ness), n. The state of being pulseless.
(Pul*sif"ic) a. [Pulse + L. facere to make.] Exciting the pulse; causing pulsation.
(Pul*sim"e*ter) n. [Pulse + -meter.] (Physiol.) A sphygmograph.
(Pul"sion) n. [L. pulsio, fr. pellere, pulsum, to drive: cf. F. pulsion.] The act of driving forward; propulsion;
opposed to suction or traction. [R.]
(Pul"sive) a. Tending to compel; compulsory. [R.] "The pulsive strain of conscience." Marston.
(Pul*som"e*ter) n. [Pulse + -meter.]
1. A device, with valves, for raising water by steam, partly by atmospheric pressure, and partly by the
direct action of the steam on the water, without the intervention of a piston; also called vacuum pump.
2. A pulsimeter.
(Pult) v. t. To put. [Obs.] Piers Plowman.
(Pul*ta"ceous) a. [Cf. F. pultacé. See 1st Pulse.] Macerated; softened; nearly fluid.
(Pul"tesse Pul"tise) n. Poultry. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(||Pu"lu) n. A vegetable substance consisting of soft, elastic, yellowish brown chaff, gathered in
the Hawaiian Islands from the young fronds of free ferns of the genus Cibotium, chiefly C. Menziesii;
used for stuffing mattresses, cushions, etc., and as an absorbent.
(Pul"ver*a*ble) a. Capable of being reduced to fine powder. Boyle.
(Pul`ver*a"ceous) a. (Bot.) Having a finely powdered surface; pulverulent.