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English verb: pulsate

1. pulsate (motion) expand and contract rhythmically; beat rhythmically

SamplesThe baby's heart was pulsating again after the surgeon massaged it.

ExamplesThe crowds pulsate in the streets, The streets pulsate with crowds

Synonymspulse, throb

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)beat, pound, thump

Verb groupbeat, pulsate, quiver

2. pulsate (motion) move with or as if with a regular alternating motion

SamplesThe city pulsated with music and excitement.

Synonymsbeat, quiver

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)move

Verb grouppulsate, pulse, throb

3. pulsate (creation) produce or modulate (as electromagnetic waves) in the form of short bursts or pulses or cause an apparatus to produce pulses

SamplesPulse waves.
A transmitter pulsed by an electronic tube.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)create, make, produce

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