Meaning of PULSATE in English


pul ‧ sate /pʌlˈseɪt $ ˈpʌlseɪt/ BrE AmE verb [intransitive]

[ Date: 1700-1800 ; Language: Latin ; Origin: past participle of pulsare , from pulsus ; ⇨ ↑ pulse 1 ]

1 . to make sounds or movements that are strong and regular like a heart beating:

I could see the veins in his neck pulsating.

pulsating music

2 . literary to be strongly affected by a powerful emotion or feeling

pulsate with

The whole city seemed to pulsate with excitement.

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