Pulsate

  • 1 pulsate — pulsate, pulse, beat, throb, palpitate can mean to manifest a rhythmical movement such as or similar to the one which occurs in the circulatory system when blood is forced along by alternate contractions and relaxations of the ventricles of the… …

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  • 2 Pulsate — Pul sate, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Pulsated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pulsating}.] [L. pulsatus, p. p. of pulsare to beat, strike, v. intens. fr. pellere to beat, strike, drive. See {Pulse} a beating, and cf. {Pulse}, v.] To throb, as a pulse; to beat, as… …

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  • 3 pulsate — (v.) 1741, from L. pulsatus, pp. of pulsare to beat (see PULSATION (Cf. pulsation)). Related: Pulsated; pulsating; pulsatile …

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  • 4 pulsate — / pulse [v] quiver, beat drum, fluctuate, hammer, oscillate, palpitate, pound, pump, roar, throb, thrum, thud, thump, tick, vibrate; concepts 147,185 pulse [n] rhythm, beat beating, oscillation, pulsation, stroke, throb, throbbing, vibration;… …

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  • 5 pulsate — ► VERB 1) expand and contract with strong regular movements. 2) produce a regular throbbing sensation or sound. 3) (pulsating) very exciting. DERIVATIVES pulsation noun pulsator noun. ORIGIN Latin pul …

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  • 6 pulsate — [pul′sāt΄] vi. pulsated, pulsating [< L pulsatus, pp. of pulsare, to beat < pulsus: see PULSE1] 1. to beat or throb rhythmically, as the heart 2. to vibrate; quiver …

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  • 7 pulsate — UK [pʌlˈseɪt] / US [ˈpʌlˌseɪt] verb [intransitive] Word forms pulsate : present tense I/you/we/they pulsate he/she/it pulsates present participle pulsating past tense pulsated past participle pulsated 1) to make movements or sounds in a regular… …

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  • 8 pulsate — /pul sayt/, v.i., pulsated, pulsating. 1. to expand and contract rhythmically, as the heart; beat; throb. 2. to vibrate; quiver. [1785 95; < L pulsatus, ptp. of pulsare to batter, strike, make (strings) vibrate. See PULSE1, ATE1] Syn. 1. pulse.… …

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  • 9 pulsate — pul|sate [pʌlˈseıt US ˈpʌlseıt] v [Date: 1700 1800; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of pulsare, from pulsus; PULSE1] 1.) to make sounds or movements that are strong and regular like a heart beating ▪ I could see the veins in his neck pulsating …

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  • 10 pulsate — pul|sate [ pʌl,seıt ] verb intransitive 1. ) to make movements or sounds in a regular pattern: Music pulsated from the bar into the street. 2. ) LITERARY to express life and feelings in a way that makes people excited: pulsate with: Every song… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 11 pulsate — verb the alien pods continued to pulsate, as if at any moment writhing creatures would emerge Syn: palpitate, pulse, throb, pump, undulate, surge, heave, rise and fall; beat, thump, drum, thrum; flutter, quiver …

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  • 12 pulsate — intransitive verb (pulsated; pulsating) Etymology: Latin pulsatus, past participle of pulsare, frequentative of pellere Date: 1744 1. to throb or move rhythmically ; vibrate 2. to exhibit a pulse or pulsation ; beat …

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  • 13 pulsate — verb /pʌlˈseɪt,ˈpʌl.seɪt/ a) To expand and contract rhythmically; to throb or to beat. b) To quiver, vibrate, thrill. See Also …

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  • 14 pulsate — To throb or beat rhythmically; said of the heart or an artery. [L. pulso, pp. atus, to beat] * * * pul·sate pəl .sātalso .pəl vi, pul·sat·ed; pul·sat·ing to exhibit a pulse or pulsation <a pulsating artery> * * * pul·sate (pulґsāt) to… …

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  • 15 pulsate — Synonyms and related words: alternate, be here again, beat, beat a ruffle, beat a tattoo, circle, come again, come and go, come around, come round, come round again, come up again, cycle, drum, fluctuate, flutter, go pitapat, hammer, intermit,… …

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  • 16 pulsate — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. i. beat, throb; drum, palpitate. See oscillation. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. throb, quiver, vibrate; see beat 3 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. vibrate, quiver, beat, throb, pulse, palpitate,… …

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  • 17 pulsate — [[t]pʌlse͟ɪt, AM pʌ̱lseɪt[/t]] pulsates, pulsating, pulsated VERB If something pulsates, it beats, moves in and out, or shakes with strong, regular movements. The Pole Star appears to be changing rapidly from a star that pulsates into one that is …

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  • 18 pulsate — pul·sate || pÊŒlseɪt /pÊŒl seɪt v. expand and contract rhythmically; beat, throb; vibrate, quiver; agitate mined soil in order to sift out diamonds …

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  • 19 pulsate — [pʌl seɪt, pʌlseɪt] verb 1》 expand and contract with strong regular movements. 2》 [often as adjective pulsating] produce a regular throbbing sensation or sound. Derivatives pulsation noun pulsator noun pulsatory …

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  • 20 pulsate — v. n. Beat, throb …

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