Definition of pulsative in US English:

pulsative

adjective

  • 1Characterized by pulsing, beating, or throbbing; = "pulsatile".

  • 2Played or produced by percussion; = "pulsatile". rare.

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in John Trevisa (c1342–?1402), translator. From Middle French pulsatif and its etymon post-classical Latin pulsativus exhibiting pulsation from classical Latin pulsāt-, past participial stem of pulsāre + -īvus; compare -ative.

Pronunciation

pulsative

/ˈpʌlsətɪv/