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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French pulsacion, and its source, Latin pulsātiō (a beating or striking).

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pulsation (countable and uncountable, plural pulsations)

  1. The regular throbbing of the heart, an artery etc. in a living body; the pulse. [from 15th c.]
    • 1844, Edgar Allan Poe, ‘The Premature Burial’:
      Pulsation had ceased. For three days the body was preserved unburied, during which it had acquired a stony rigidity.
  2. Any rhythmic beating, throbbing etc. [from 17th c.]
  3. (now rare) Physical striking; a blow. [from 17th c.]
    • Blackstone
      By the Cornelian law, pulsation as well as verberation is prohibited.
  4. A single beat, throb or vibration. [from 19th c.]
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pulsation f (plural pulsations)

  1. pulsation