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oscillating

verb
present participle of oscillate

Synonyms of oscillating

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.

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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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“Oscillating.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/oscillating. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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