to move or flow with a steady quick beat or sound:
She felt the blood pulsing through her veins.
Colored lights pulsed in time to the music.
if a feeling or emotion pulses through someone, they feel it very strongly
Excitement pulsed through the crowd.
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to push a button on a food processor to make the machine go on and off regularly, rather than work continuously:
Pulse several times until the mixture looks like oatmeal.