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oscillated

verb
past tense of oscillate

Synonyms of oscillated

1 to move back and forth in a rhythmic manner
  • When a guitar string is plucked, it oscillates to produce sound waves in the air.

Synonyms & Near Synonyms for oscillated

2 to continuously change from one belief, feeling, or condition to an opposite one
  • The model's hair color oscillates between bleach blond and jet black.

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“Oscillated.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/oscillated. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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