pulsate

verb pul·sate \ ˈpəl-ˌsāt also ˌpəl-ˈ \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of pulsate

pulsated; pulsating
intransitive verb
1 :to throb or move rhythmically :vibrate
2 :to exhibit a pulse or pulsation :beat

Examples of pulsate in a Sentence

  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.

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Origin and Etymology of pulsate

Latin pulsatus, past participle of pulsare, frequentative of pellere

pulsate Synonyms


PULSATE Defined for English Language Learners

pulsate

verb

Definition of pulsate for English Language Learners

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

  • : to be filled with activity or a feeling


PULSATE Defined for Kids

pulsate

verb pul·sate \ ˈpəl-ˌsāt \

Definition of pulsate for Students

pulsated; pulsating
:to have or show strong regular beats

Medical Dictionary

pulsate

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

medical Definition of pulsate

pulsated; pulsating
:to exhibit a pulse or pulsation
  • a pulsating artery


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