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pulse1 the regular beating of the arteries that is caused by the beating of the heart. The pulse can be felt in the wrist or neck. [3 definitions]
puma a large wild cat with tan or gray fur and no spots. Pumas live in many parts of North and South America. Pumas are carnivorous mammals. They are also called cougars, mountain lions, or panthers.
pump1 a machine for moving a liquid or gas from one place to another. [6 definitions]
pumpkin a large, round, orange fruit that has a thick inside pulp that can be eaten. Pumpkins grow on vines.
pun a humorous play on words based on two words that are close in sound but different in meaning. [2 definitions]
punch1 a hard, quick blow with the fist. [4 definitions]
punch2 a tool or machine for making small holes or for pressing a design onto a surface. [2 definitions]
punch3 a sweet drink made by mixing spices with fruit juices, soda, or other liquids.
punctual on time; prompt.
punctuate to place punctuation marks in.
punctuation the use of question marks, commas, periods, and other marks in writing to help make the meaning clear. [2 definitions]
punctuation mark any of a group of marks that are used to help make the meaning of written material clear. Commas, question marks, and periods are examples of punctuation marks.
puncture a small hole caused by a sharp object. [2 definitions]
pungent sharp and strong in taste or smell.
punish to cause to suffer for doing something wrong. [2 definitions]
punishment a penalty for doing something wrong. [2 definitions]
Punjab a region of Asia that is located partly in Pakistan and partly in northwestern India (usu. preceded by "the").
Punjabi a major language of the world originating in the Punjab, a region of Asia that is partly in Pakistan and partly in northern India. Punjabi is the main language spoken in Pakistan and one of the major languages spoken in India. [2 definitions]
puny very small or weak; feeble.
pup a young dog; puppy. [2 definitions]
pupa an insect in a middle stage of its development, after it is a larva. Pupas do not eat or move; they are changing into their adult form. Many kinds of insects, including butterflies, spend their time as a pupa inside a cocoon.