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The answer PULSE is common and appears about once every 250 puzzles.

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PULSE as a noun:

1. (pulsation, pulsing, pulse, impulse) = (electronics) a sharp transient wave in the normal electrical state (or a series of such transients); "the pulsations seemed to be coming from a star"
2. (pulse, pulsation, heartbeat, beat) = the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart; "he could feel the beat of her heart"
3. (pulse, pulse rate, heart rate) = the rate at which the heart beats; usually measured to obtain a quick evaluation of a person's health
4. edible seeds of various pod-bearing plants (peas or beans or lentils etc.)

PULSE as a verb:

1. (pulsate, throb, pulse) = expand and contract rhythmically; beat rhythmically; "The baby's heart was pulsating again after the surgeon massaged it"
2. (pulse, pulsate) = produce or modulate (as electromagnetic waves) in the form of short bursts or pulses or cause an apparatus to produce pulses; "pulse waves"; "a transmitter pulsed by an electronic tube"
3. drive by or as if by pulsation; "A soft breeze pulsed the air"