Pulsate
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 the heart. [1913 Webster]

The heart of a viper or frog will continue to pulsate long after it is taken from the body. --E. Darwin. [1913 Webster]


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  • 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… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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

  • 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;… …   New thesaurus

  • 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 …   English terms dictionary

  • 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 …   English World dictionary

  • 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… …   English dictionary

  • 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.… …   Universalium

  • 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 …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 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

  • 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 …   Thesaurus of popular words

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