(?), 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 pulse.
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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.
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