pulsatile

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From post-classical Latin pulsatilis, from the participle stem of Latin pulsāre (to pulse).

AdjectiveEdit

pulsatile (comparative more pulsatile, superlative most pulsatile)

  1. Pulsating; that pulses. [from 15th c.]
    • 2002, Steve Aylett, The Velocity Gospel, Scar Garden 2010 (Complete Accomplice), p. 151:
      The Conglomerate itself was a pulsatile labyrinth of muscle, gelatinous pockets and hanging ganglion.
  2. Characterized by pulses.
  3. (music) Of a musical instrument: played by striking or beating.

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