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vibrate

[vahy-breyt] /ˈvaɪ breɪt/
verb (used without object), vibrated, vibrating.
1.
to move rhythmically and steadily to and fro, as a pendulum; oscillate.
2.
to move to and fro or up and down quickly and repeatedly; quiver; tremble.
3.
(of sounds) to produce or have a quivering or vibratory effect; resound.
4.
to thrill, as in emotional response.
5.
to move between alternatives or extremes; fluctuate; vacillate.
verb (used with object), vibrated, vibrating.
6.
to cause to move rhythmically and steadily to and fro, swing, or oscillate.
7.
to cause to move to and fro or up and down quickly and repeatedly; cause to quiver or tremble.
8.
to give forth or emit by, or as by, vibration.
9.
to measure or indicate by vibration or oscillation:
a pendulum vibrating seconds.
Origin
1610-1620
1610-20; < Latin vibrātus (past participle of vibrāre to move to and fro); see -ate1
Related forms
vibratingly, adverb
nonvibrating, adjective
revibrate, verb, revibrated, revibrating.
unvibrated, adjective
unvibrating, adjective
Synonyms
2. See shake. 3. echo.
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British Dictionary definitions for vibrated

vibrate

/vaɪˈbreɪt/
verb
1.
to move or cause to move back and forth rapidly; shake, quiver, or throb
2.
(intransitive) to oscillate
3.
to send out (a sound) by vibration; resonate or cause to resonate
4.
(intransitive) to waver
5.
(physics) to undergo or cause to undergo an oscillatory or periodic process, as of an alternating current; oscillate
6.
(intransitive) (rare) to respond emotionally; thrill
Derived Forms
vibratile (ˈvaɪbrəˌtaɪl) adjective
vibrating, adjective
vibratingly, adverb
vibratory, adjective
Word Origin
C17: from Latin vibrāre
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Word Origin and History for vibrated

vibrate

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1610s, from Latin vibratus, past participle of vibrare "move quickly to and fro, shake," from PIE *w(e)ib- "move quickly to and fro" (cf. Lithuanian wyburiu "to wag" (the tail), Danish vippe, Dutch wippen "to swing," Old English wipan "to wipe"). Related: Vibrated; vibrating.

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