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pulsar any of various astronomical objects, probably rapidly rotating neutron stars, that emit short, repeating pulses of radio waves.
pulsate to throb or beat with a regular rhythm, as the heart or some music. [2 definitions]
pulsatile pulsating or relating to pulsation.
pulsation a beat, throb, or vibration. [2 definitions]
pulse1 the periodic throbbing of arteries that results from the beating of the heart, esp. as felt in the wrist or neck. [5 definitions]
pulse2 an edible seed found in the pods of legumes such as peas or lentils. [2 definitions]
pulsejet engine a jet engine in which the pulsating thrust is provided by intermittent combustion produced by rapid opening and closing of the air intake valves.
pulse modulation the formation of a periodic carrier wave by a sequence of short pulses, as used in radar. [2 definitions]
pulverize to make into powder, as by crushing, grinding, or pounding. [3 definitions]
puma a variety of large wild American cat; mountain lion; cougar.
pumice light, porous hardened lava, powdered or whole, used as an abrasive and polishing agent. [2 definitions]
pummel to strike heavily with or as if with the fists, a sword, a club, or the like; beat. [3 definitions]
pump1 a mechanical or biological device for compressing a fluid or gas, or moving it from one place to another, esp. through pipes or the like. [12 definitions]
pump2 a simple, relatively low-heeled women's shoe without buckles, laces, or the like.
pumpernickel a dark, coarse, whole-grain bread made of rye.
pump iron (informal) to exercise the muscles, esp. by lifting weights.
pumpkin a large, roundish, gourdlike orange fruit that has thick edible flesh and is borne on a low-growing vine. [3 definitions]
pump priming (informal) the spending of government funds to stimulate private industry.
pun an instance or a variety of word play, often for humorous effect, that is based on a similarity in sound of two or more words or on various meanings of the same word. [4 definitions]
Punch the hook-nosed, humpbacked husband of Judy in the Punch-and-Judy puppet show.
punch1 a hard, quick blow with the fist. [6 definitions]