Variant of fluctuate
- to move back and forth or up and down; rise and fall; undulate, as waves
- to be continually changing or varying in an irregular way: prices fluctuated wildly
Origin: ; from Classical Latin fluctuatus, past participle of fluctuare ; from fluctus, a flowing, wave ; from past participle stem of fluere, to flow ; from Indo-European an unverified form bhleu-, to swell up, flow (from source bluster) ; from base an unverified form bhel-, to swell up from source ball
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