pulsate

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verb pul·sate \ˈpəl-ˌsāt also ˌpəl-ˈ\

Definition of pulsate

pulsated

pulsating

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

  3. 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.

Origin and Etymology of pulsate

Latin pulsatus, past participle of pulsare, frequentative of pellere


First Known Use: 1744


PULSATE Defined for English Language Learners

pulsate

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verb pul·sate \ˈpəl-ˌsāt also ˌpəl-ˈ\

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

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verb pul·sate \ˈpəl-ˌsāt\

Definition of pulsate for Students

pulsated

pulsating

  1. :  to have or show strong regular beats


Medical Dictionary

pulsate

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

Medical Definition of pulsate

pulsated

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pulsating

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



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