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[puhl-sey-ter, puhl-sey-]
  1. something that pulsates, beats, or throbs.
  2. pulsometer(def 2).
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Origin of pulsator

First recorded in 1650–60, pulsator is from the Latin word pulsātor one who strikes a lyre. See pulsate, -tor
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Historical Examples

  • A pulsator or two were at work, and a slight rumble due to the action of the dynamo came to their ears.

    The Boy Volunteers with the Submarine Fleet

    Kenneth Ward

British Dictionary definitions for pulsator


  1. a device that stimulates rhythmic motion of a body; a vibrator
  2. any pulsating machine, device, or part
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