fluctuate

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin fluctuo, fluctuatus.

VerbEdit

fluctuate (third-person singular simple present fluctuates, present participle fluctuating, simple past and past participle fluctuated)

  1. (intransitive) To vary irregularly; to swing.
  2. (intransitive) To undulate. (Can we add an example for this sense?)
  3. (intransitive) To be irresolute; to waver.
    I fluctuated between wishing he was back home and wishing I'd never met him.
  4. (transitive) To cause to vary irregularly.

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LatinEdit

VerbEdit

flūctuāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of flūctuō