[+person] pouls m
→ Before the singer went on, her pulse started to race.
→ His pulse was normal.
to take sb's pulse, to feel sb's pulse prendre le pouls de qn
The nurse felt his pulse. L'infirmière a pris son pouls.
to have one's finger on the pulse prendre la température
→ It's important to keep your finger on the pulse by reading all the right magazines.
to have one's finger on the pulse of sth prendre le pouls de qch, prendre la température de qch
→ He claims to have his finger on the pulse of the industry.
[+music] pulsation f
→ The music's throbbing pulse was giving me a headache.
→ the repetitive pulse of the music
[+current] pulsation f
[+sound] pulsation f
pulse of current pulsation électrique
→ The switch works by passing a pulse of current between the tip and the surface.
sound pulse pulsation sonore
→ The machine sends out a series of sound pulses.
(=edible seed) (pea, bean, lentil etc)
légume m sec
[blood] battre → The blood was pulsing through his veins.
n pouls m
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