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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin pulsātus, from pulsō (I strike repeatedly), from pellō (I strike). Doublet of push.

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /pʌlˈseɪt/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈpʌl.seɪt/
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pulsate (third-person singular simple present pulsates, present participle pulsating, simple past and past participle pulsated)

  1. To expand and contract rhythmically; to throb or to beat.
  2. To quiver, vibrate, or flash; as to the beat of music.
  3. To produce a recurring increase and decrease of some quantity.

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pulsate

  1. adverbial present passive participle of pulsar

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