Definitions for: Pulsate


[v] produce or modulate (as electromagnetic waves) in the form of short bursts or pulses or cause an apparatus to produce pulses; "pulse waves"; "a transmitter pulsed by an electronic tube"
[v] expand and contract rhythmically; beat rhythmically; "The baby's heart was pulsating again after the surgeon massaged it"
[v] move with or as if with a regular alternating motion; "the city pulsated with music and excitement"



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

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

Synonyms: pulse, pulse, throb

See Also: beat, create, make, move, pound, produce, thump

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