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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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