verb (used with object), re·cip·ro·cat·ed, re·cip·ro·cat·ing.
verb (used without object), re·cip·ro·cat·ed, re·cip·ro·cat·ing.
Origin of reciprocate
Examples from the Web for reciprocating
And the steam engine that powered the reciprocating motion of the sphere was located in a separate room from the patient.'Hysteria' and the Long, Strange History of the Vibrator|Marlow Stern|April 27, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Americans, beyond the small group of specialist Sinologists, should consider the value of reciprocating.
She was constantly receiving and reciprocating civilities in the most kind and friendly manner with the inhabitants of Washington.Alida|Amelia Stratton Comfield
The steam turbine was an improvement over the reciprocating steam engine for many classes of work, great and small.Invention|Bradley A. Fiske
Alongside the reciprocating engine room were the engineers' stores and workshop.Loss of the Steamship 'Titanic'|British Government
In practice, a piston-rod or other reciprocating part may be attached to any point on the circumference of the smaller wheel.The New Gresham Encyclopedia|Various
Any reciprocating pump must have a chamber which will fill and which can then be emptied forcibly.Physiology|Ernest G. Martin
British Dictionary definitions for reciprocating
Word Origin for reciprocate
Word Origin and History for reciprocating (1 of 2)
"moving back and forth," 1690s, present participle adjective from reciprocate (v.). Specifically of machines by 1822.