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    heartbeat

    heartbeat - Dictionary definition and meaning for word heartbeat

    Definition
    (noun) the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart
    Synonyms : beat , pulsation , pulse
    Example Sentence
    • he could feel the beat of her heart
    Definition
    (noun) a very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat)
    Example Sentence
    • if I had the chance I'd do it in a flash
    Definition
    (noun) an animating or vital unifying force
    Example Sentence
    • New York is the commercial heartbeat of America
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