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Pul"sate (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Pulsated (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Pulsating.] [L. pulsatus, p. p. of pulsare to beat, strike, v. intens. fr. pellere to beat, strike, drive. See Pulse a beating, and cf. Pulse, v.]

To throb, as a pulse; to beat, as the heart.

The heart of a viper or frog will continue to pulsate long after it is taken from the body. E. Darwin.


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