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vibrate

[ vahy-breyt ]
/ 藞va瑟 bre瑟t /
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verb (used without object), vi路brat路ed, vi路brat路ing.
verb (used with object), vi路brat路ed, vi路brat路ing.
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Origin of vibrate

First recorded in 1610鈥20; from Latin vibr膩tus (past participle of vibr膩re 鈥渢o move to and fro鈥); see -ate1

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2. See shake.

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British Dictionary definitions for vibrate

vibrate
/ (va瑟藞bre瑟t) /

verb
to move or cause to move back and forth rapidly; shake, quiver, or throb
(intr) to oscillate
to send out (a sound) by vibration; resonate or cause to resonate
(intr) to waver
physics to undergo or cause to undergo an oscillatory or periodic process, as of an alternating current; oscillate
(intr) rare to respond emotionally; thrill

Derived forms of vibrate

vibratile (藞va瑟br蓹藢ta瑟l), adjectivevibrating, adjectivevibratingly, adverbvibratory, adjective

Word Origin for vibrate

C17: from Latin vibr膩re
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