- to expand and contract rhythmically, as the heart; beat; throb.
- to vibrate; quiver.
Origin of pulsate
SynonymsSee more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
Examples from the Web for pulsate
Infinity Mirrored Room consists of roughly one hundred multicolored LED lights that pulsate at various speeds and patterns.Yayoi Kusama’s “Infinity Mirrored Room” Madness Takes Manhattan
December 6, 2013
Her feelings, her thoughts, seemed to pulsate in concert with its rhythm.The Hound From The North
In the arterial system it also ebbed and flowed, and might be seen and felt to pulsate there.The Legacy of Greece
If this is the case the pus may pulsate if present in large quantity.
When roused, his eyes lighted like a lamp, the whole man seemed to pulsate.The Weavers, Complete
She reads a date, and her eyes seem to pulsate with blind fire.Faithful Margaret
- to expand and contract with a rhythmic beat; throb
- physics to vary in intensity, magnitude, size, etcthe current was pulsating
- to quiver or vibrate
Word Origin and History for pulsate
1741, back-formation from pulsation, from Latin pulsatus, past participle of pulsare "to beat against, strike upon" (see pulsation). Related: Pulsated; pulsating; pulsatile.
- To expand and contract rhythmically; beat.