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Definition of "pulsatile" [pul•sa•tile]

  • Undergoing pulsation; vibrating. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pulsatile" in a sentence
  • "In October 2003, it found that a treatment known as pulsatile lavage -- which uses a spray-like device to irrigate and treat wounds -- was also dispersing acinetobacter from patients who carried the bug into the air via droplets."
  • "One of these is known as pulsatile tinnitus and this will normally time in with the beating of the heart."
  • "If you have pulsatile tinnitus, you hear noises in time with your pulse."