verb (used without object), vi·brat·ed, vi·brat·ing.
verb (used with object), vi·brat·ed, vi·brat·ing.
- vibrating line,
- vibration white finger
Origin of vibrate
Examples from the Web for vibrate
My gloved fingertips, soaked with blood on his pulseless groin, started to vibrate.Real Life Lazarus: When Patients Rise From the Dead|Sandeep Jauhar|August 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Vibration promotes life and vigour, strength and beauty...Vibrate Your Body and Make It Well.'Hysteria' and the Long, Strange History of the Vibrator|Marlow Stern|April 27, 2012|DAILY BEAST
A ceramic wall decoration split in half while I caught the television before it could vibrate all the way off of its stand.
You brace, hoping that the owner of the cell has simply neglected to put it on vibrate and will now press IGNORE.
For a moment their dark bodies seemed to tremble and vibrate in the glowing furnace, and then they fell as crisped embers.King Philip|John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott
Then his whole body seemed to vibrate with the swing of his arm.The Lone Star Ranger|Zane Grey
But, by attaching with wax to one of the forks a little weight, we cause it to vibrate more slowly than its neighbour.Six Lectures on Light|John Tyndall
There is a certain kind of voice in woman that seems to vibrate in a way especially its own.Doctor Claudius, A True Story|F. Marion Crawford
The sullen and sepulchral air of the room seemed to vibrate with the wraiths of those efforts.The Gray Mask|Wadsworth Camp
Word Origin for vibrate
1610s, from Latin vibratus, past participle of vibrare "move quickly to and fro, shake," from PIE *w(e)ib- "move quickly to and fro" (cf. Lithuanian wyburiu "to wag" (the tail), Danish vippe, Dutch wippen "to swing," Old English wipan "to wipe"). Related: Vibrated; vibrating.