verb (used without object), fluc·tu·at·ed, fluc·tu·at·ing.
verb (used with object), fluc·tu·at·ed, fluc·tu·at·ing.
Origin of fluctuate
Examples from the Web for fluctuated
Abortion sentiment has fluctuated over time, but not by very much, and it has gone both up and down in the decades since Roe.Did Legalizing Abortion Cause Single Motherhood to Spike?|Megan McArdle|January 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Lionsgate's stock has fluctuated widely over the last few years, dipping below $5 and reaching as high as $11.
The jubilant expectations of the crowd, always as sensitive as the Stock Exchange, fluctuated.Tell England|Ernest Raymond
The population of La Gloria fluctuated greatly during the first week after our advent.Pioneering in Cuba|James Meade Adams
Elizabeth's feelings toward Essex fluctuated in strange alternations of fondness and displeasure.Queen Elizabeth|Jacob Abbott
Kembles opinion seems to have fluctuated; Saxons, i. 177 note, ii.Domesday Book and Beyond|Frederic William Maitland
The Duke of Berry fluctuated between the two factions, and had great difficulty in preventing them from coming to extremities.Henry of Monmouth, Volume 2|J. Endell Tyler
British Dictionary definitions for fluctuated
Word Origin for fluctuate
Word Origin and History for fluctuated
1630s, from Latin fluctuatus, past participle of fluctuare "to undulate" (see fluctuation). Related: Fluctuated; fluctuates; fluctuating.