Definition of pulsive in US English:

pulsive

adjective

  • 1Having the quality of driving or impelling; constraining, compelling; impulsive; propulsive. Now rare.

  • 2Making or having a beating or throbbing sound.

Origin

Early 17th century (in an earlier sense). From classical Latin puls-, past participial stem of pellere to drive, impel + -ive. Compare Middle French pulsif impelling, propulsive.

Pronunciation

pulsive

/ˈpʌlsɪv/