pulseless

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pulse1 (pʌls)
 
n
1.  physiol
 a.  the rhythmic contraction and expansion of an artery at each beat of the heart, often discernible to the touch at points such as the wrists
 b.  a single pulsation of the heart or arteries
2.  physics, electronics
 a.  a transient sharp change in voltage, current, or some other quantity normally constant in a system
 b.  one of a series of such transient disturbances, usually recurring at regular intervals and having a characteristic geometric shape
 c.  Less common name: impulse (as modifier): a pulse generator
3.  a.  a recurrent rhythmic series of beats, waves, vibrations, etc
 b.  any single beat, wave, etc, in such a series
4.  bustle, vitality, or excitement: the pulse of a city
5.  the feelings or thoughts of a group or society as they can be measured: the pulse of the voters
6.  keep one's finger on the pulse to be well-informed about current events
 
vb
7.  (intr) to beat, throb, or vibrate
8.  (tr) to provide an electronic pulse to operate (a slide projector)
 
[C14 pous, from Latin pulsus a beating, from pellere to beat]
 
'pulseless1
 
adj

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pulseless

adjective
appearing dead; not breathing or having no perceptible pulse; "an inanimate body"; "pulseless and dead" [syn: breathless
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