Pulsate



[puhl-seyt] /ˈpʌl seɪt/

verb (used without object), pulsated, pulsating.
1.
to expand and contract rhythmically, as the heart; beat; throb.
2.
to vibrate; quiver.
/pʌlˈseɪt/
verb (intransitive)
1.
to expand and contract with a rhythmic beat; throb
2.
(physics) to vary in intensity, magnitude, size, etc: the current was pulsating
3.
to quiver or vibrate
v.

1741, back-formation from pulsation, from Latin pulsatus, past participle of pulsare “to beat against, strike upon” (see pulsation). Related: Pulsated; pulsating; pulsatile.

pulsate pul·sate (pŭl’sāt’)
v. pul·sat·ed, pul·sat·ing, pul·sates
To expand and contract rhythmically; beat.

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