Pulsate 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. [1913 Webster]

The heart of a viper or frog will continue to pulsate long after it is taken from the body. --E. Darwin. [1913 Webster]

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