verb (used without object), os·cil·lat·ed, os·cil·lat·ing.
verb (used with object), os·cil·lat·ed, os·cil·lat·ing.
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OTHER WORDS FROM oscillatein·ter·os·cil·late, verb, in·ter·os·cil·lat·ed, in·ter·os·cil·lat·ing.un·os·cil·lat·ing, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH oscillateoscillate , osculate
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Example sentences from the Web for oscillate
“After a catch-up effect in these months, we expect retail sales to oscillate around current levels in coming months before embarking again on a gradual uptrend,” Berenberg said.Retail continues to charge back, this time in the U.K. But clothing, fuel sales lag|David Meyer|August 21, 2020|Fortune
These cyclical wobbles, called Milankovitch cycles, cause the amount of sunlight to vary at middle latitudes by up to 25% and cause the climate to oscillate.How Earth’s Climate Changes Naturally (and Why Things Are Different Now)|Howard Lee|July 21, 2020|Quanta Magazine
Her blood pressure began to oscillate — too low, too high — leaving her lightheaded and nauseous.Why COVID-19 is both startlingly unique and painfully familiar|Aimee Cunningham|July 2, 2020|Science News
In the end, bubbles in the standing wave oscillate more than do those in a normal wave.
The water oscillates, moving back and forth, creating crests and troughs.
Americans oscillate in their opinions of women involved in affairs, seeing them either as villains or victims.
For this, either the writer is made to vibrate to and fro, or the recording plate is made to oscillate backwards and forwards.Life Movements in Plants|Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose
My brain was in a whirl, and everything about me seemed to reel and oscillate unsteadily.Soldiering in North Carolina|Thomas Kirwan
Althotas quivered to the eyes at this revelation, as if an electric shock made them oscillate in their orbits.The Mesmerist's Victim|Alexandre Dumas
But when Mrs. Linton had picked it up from the ledge, beginning to oscillate it in front of her fair face, the nudging ceased.Phyllis of Philistia|Frank Frankfort Moore
She, on the contrary, tends to oscillate between the opposite extremes of her two-sided nature.Feminism and Sex-Extinction|Arabella Kenealy