Definition of fluctuate
- Oil prices fluctuated.
- Temperatures fluctuated.
- The boat fluctuated on the rough sea.
His popularity has fluctuated during his term in office.
In the desert, the temperature fluctuates dramatically.
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: to change level, strength, or value frequently
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subject to rapid or unexpected change
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