pulsate

[puhl-seyt]
verb (used without object), pulsated, pulsating.
1.
to expand and contract rhythmically, as the heart; beat; throb.
2.
to vibrate; quiver.

Origin:
1785–95; < Latin pulsātus, past participle of pulsāre to batter, strike, make (strings) vibrate. See pulse1, -ate1

nonpulsating, adjective
unpulsating, adjective


1. pulse. Pulsate, beat, palpitate, throb refer to the recurrent vibratory movement of the heart, the pulse, etc. To pulsate is to move in a definite rhythm, temporarily or for a longer duration: Blood pulsates in the arteries. To beat is to repeat a vibration or pulsation regularly for some time: One's heart beats many times a minute. To palpitate is to beat at a rapid rate, often producing a flutter: to palpitate with excitement. To throb is to beat with an unusual force that is often associated with pain or heightened emotion or sensation: to throb with terror.
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pulsate (pʌlˈseɪt)
 
vb
1.  to expand and contract with a rhythmic beat; throb
2.  physics to vary in intensity, magnitude, size, etc: the current was pulsating
3.  to quiver or vibrate
 
[C18: from Latin pulsāre to push]
 
pulsative
 
adj
 
'pulsatively
 
adv

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pulsate pul·sate (pŭl'sāt')
v. pul·sat·ed, pul·sat·ing, pul·sates
To expand and contract rhythmically; beat.

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Example sentences
They use pulsating electromagnetic field therapy to cure many illnesses.
Swelling and contracting with each breath and pulsating in time to the beating
  heart, the healthy brain dances within the skull.
Our brains are filled with electro-magnetic energy pulsating in our own
  personal patterns.
Finally, a legible city has to have a heart, and this heart must be pulsating.
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