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 for pulsation
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pulsation \Pul*sa"tion\, n. [L. pulsatio a beating or striking:
     cf. F. pulsation.]
     1. (Physiol.) A beating or throbbing, especially of the heart
        or of an artery, or in an inflamed part; a beat of the
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     2. A single beat or throb of a series.
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     3. A stroke or impulse by which some medium is affected, as
        in the propagation of sounds.
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     4. (Law) Any touching of another's body willfully or in
        anger. This constitutes battery.
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              By the Cornelian law, pulsation as well as
              verberation is prohibited.            --Blackstone.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: (electronics) a sharp transient wave in the normal
           electrical state (or a series of such transients); "the
           pulsations seemed to be coming from a star" [syn:
           pulsation, pulsing, pulse, impulse]
      2: a periodically recurring phenomenon that alternately
         increases and decreases some quantity
      3: the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with
         each beat of the heart; "he could feel the beat of her heart"
         [syn: pulse, pulsation, heartbeat, beat]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  85 Moby Thesaurus words for "pulsation":
     alternation, arrhythmia, bar beat, barrage, beat, beating,
     ceaselessness, chattering, constancy, constant flow, continualness,
     continuity, cyclicalness, downbeat, drum, drum music, drumbeat,
     drumfire, drumming, flutter, heartbeat, heartthrob, incessancy,
     intermittence, intermittency, meter, noninterruption, offbeat,
     oscillation, palpitation, paradiddle, patter, pendulum motion,
     periodicalness, periodicity, perpetuity, piston motion, pitapat,
     pitter-patter, pound, pounding, pulse, quick fire, rapid fire,
     rapid recurrence, rapid succession, rapidity, rat-a-tat, rat-tat,
     rat-tat-tat, rataplan, rattattoo, reappearance, recurrence,
     regular wave motion, regularity, reoccurrence, repetition, return,
     rhythm, roll, rub-a-dub, ruff, ruffle, seasonality, spatter,
     splutter, sputter, staccato, steadiness, stuttering, sustainment,
     tat-tat, tattoo, tempo, throb, throbbing, thrum, thumping, tom-tom,
     undulation, unintermission, uninterruption, upbeat, vibration

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