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pulsate

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verb pul·sate \ˈpəl-ˌsāt also ˌpəl-ˈ\

Simple Definition of pulsate

  • : to make strong and regular beats, sounds, flashes, etc.

  • : to be filled with activity or a feeling

Full Definition of pulsate

pul·sat·edpul·sat·ing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to throb or move rhythmically :  vibrate

  3. 2 :  to exhibit a pulse or pulsation :  beat

Examples of pulsate

  1. The lights pulsated with the music.

  2. People danced to the pulsating sounds of hip-hop.

  3. Virtually every scene of the movie pulsates with suspense.



Origin of pulsate

Latin pulsatus, past participle of pulsare, frequentative of pellere


First Known Use: 1744

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Medical Dictionary

pulsate

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intransitive verb pul·sate \ˈpəl-ˌsāt also ˌpəl-ˈ\

Medical Definition of pulsate

pul·sat·edpul·sat·ing

  1. :  to exhibit a pulse or pulsation <a pulsating artery>





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