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pulsate

[puhl-seyt] /ˈpʌl seɪt/
verb (used without object), pulsated, pulsating.
1.
to expand and contract rhythmically, as the heart; beat; throb.
2.
to vibrate; quiver.
Origin
1785-1795
1785-95; < Latin pulsātus, past participle of pulsāre to batter, strike, make (strings) vibrate. See pulse1, -ate1
Related forms
nonpulsating, adjective
unpulsating, adjective
Synonyms
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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British Dictionary definitions for un pulsating

pulsate

/pʌlˈseɪt/
verb (intransitive)
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
Derived Forms
pulsative (ˈpʌlsətɪv) adjective
pulsatively, adverb
Word Origin
C18: from Latin pulsāre to push
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Word Origin and History for un pulsating

pulsate

v.

1741, back-formation from pulsation, from Latin pulsatus, past participle of pulsare "to beat against, strike upon" (see pulsation). Related: Pulsated; pulsating; pulsatile.

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un pulsating in Medicine

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

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