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Meaning of PULSATE

Pronunciation:  'pulseyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [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"
  2. [v]  expand and contract rhythmically; beat rhythmically; "The baby's heart was pulsating again after the surgeon massaged it"
  3. [v]  move with or as if with a regular alternating motion; "the city pulsated with music and excitement"

PULSATE is a 7 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: pulse, pulse, throb
 See Also: beat, create, make, move, pound, produce, thump



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.