Pulsate meaning

pŭlsāt
To produce rhythmic sounds or other vibrations.

Music pulsating throughout the room.

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To expand and contract rhythmically; beat.
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To expand and contract rhythmically.

Could hear the heart pulsating.

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To beat or throb rhythmically, as the heart.
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To vibrate; quiver.
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To produce a recurring increase and decrease of some quantity.
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Origin of pulsate

  • Latin pulsāre pulsāt- frequentative of pellere to beat pel-5 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin pulsātiō (“repeated striking"), from pulsō (“strike repeatedly"), from pellō (“strike")

    From Wiktionary