Definition of Pulsate

1. Verb. Expand and contract rhythmically; beat rhythmically. "The streets pulsate with crowds"; "The baby's heart was pulsating again after the surgeon massaged it"

Exact synonyms: Pulse, Throb
Related verbs: Beat, Quiver
Generic synonyms: Beat, Pound, Thump
Derivative terms: Pulsation, Pulse, Pulse, Pulse, Pulse, Throb



2. Verb. Move with or as if with a regular alternating motion. "The city pulsated with music and excitement"
Exact synonyms: Beat, Quiver
Generic synonyms: Move
Related verbs: Pulse, Throb

3. Verb. Produce or modulate (as electromagnetic waves) in the form of short bursts or pulses or cause an apparatus to produce pulses. "A transmitter pulsed by an electronic tube"
Exact synonyms: Pulse
Generic synonyms: Create, Make, Produce
Derivative terms: Pulsation, Pulse, Pulse, Pulsing

Definition of Pulsate

1. v. i. To throb, as a pulse; to beat, as the heart.

Definition of Pulsate

1. Verb. To expand and contract rhythmically; to throb or to beat. ¹

2. Verb. To quiver, vibrate, thrill. ¹

3. Verb. To produce a recurring increase and decrease of some quantity. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pulsate

1. to expand and contract rhythmically [v -SATED, -SATING, -SATES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pulsate

pulpotomy
pulpous
pulps
pulpwood
pulpwoods
pulque
pulques
puls
pulsant
pulsar
pulsarlike
pulsars
pulsatance
pulsatances
pulsate (current term)
pulsated
pulsates
pulsatile
pulsatility
pulsatilla
pulsating
pulsatingly
pulsation
pulsational
pulsationally
pulsations
pulsative
pulsator
pulsators

Literary usage of Pulsate

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1. Catalogue of Stars Within Two Degrees of the North Pole Deduced from by Caroline Ellen Furness (1905)
"Disks which have been cut, or pressed, as described above do not pulsate until ... These will pulsate continuously in sea-water. point by a touch of some ..."

2. Text-book of Human Physiology: Including Histology and Microscopical Anatomy by Leonard Landois, Albert Philson Brubaker (1905)
"If, now, the auriculo-ventricular junction be divided, the ventricle begins to pulsate, partly because the procedure stimulates Bidder's ganglion, ..."

3. Therapeutic Gazette (1891)
"diately in this arrest, but continues to pulsate for a few minutes, and when, finally, it also stops, it is much distended with blood. ..."

4. Year Book by Carnegie Institution of Washington (1906)
"Thus, Cassiopea will pulsate in a pure ^ normal NaCl solution for half an hour, ... Thus, Cassiopea will pulsate longer than an hour in a solution ..."

5. A Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1882)
"Pulse (i), a throb, vibration ; see pulsate. Pulse (2), grain or seed of beans, pease, &c. (L.) ME/tt/J. Impuls, a thick pap or pottage made of meal, pulse, ..."

6. A Physical Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism by James Edward Henry Gordon (1891)
"APPARATUS FOR CAUSING BODIES TO pulsate IN EITHER PHASE. This difficulty led me to construct an instrument for the production of two sets of vibrations, ..."

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