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undulate

[ verb uhn-juh-leyt, uhn-dyuh-, -duh-; adjective uhn-juh-lit, -leyt, uhn-dyuh-, -duh- ]
/ verb 藞蕦n d蕭蓹藢le瑟t, 藞蕦n dy蓹-, -d蓹-; adjective 藞蕦n d蕭蓹 l瑟t, -藢le瑟t, 藞蕦n dy蓹-, -d蓹- /
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verb (used without object), un路du路lat路ed, un路du路lat路ing.
to move with a sinuous or wavelike motion; display a smooth rising-and-falling or side-to-side alternation of movement: The flag undulates in the breeze.
to have a wavy form or surface; bend with successive curves in alternate directions.
(of a sound) to rise and fall in pitch: the wail of a siren undulating in the distance.
verb (used with object), un路du路lat路ed, un路du路lat路ing.
to cause to move in waves.
to give a wavy form to.
adjective
Also un路du路lat路ed . having a wavelike or rippled form, surface, edge, etc.; wavy.

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Origin of undulate

First recorded in 1650鈥60; from Latin undul膩tus waved, equivalent to und(a) 鈥渨ave鈥 + -ul(a)-ule + -膩tus -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM undulate

un路du路la路tor, nounnon路un路du路late, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for undulate

undulate
/ (藞蕦ndj蕣藢le瑟t) /

verb
to move or cause to move in waves or as if in waves
to have or provide with a wavy form or appearance
adjective (藞蕦ndj蕣l瑟t, -藢le瑟t) undulated
having a wavy or rippled appearance, margin, or forman undulate leaf

Derived forms of undulate

undulator, noun

Word Origin for undulate

C17: from Latin undul膩tus, from unda a wave
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