vibrator

[ vahy-brey-ter ]
/ ˈvaɪ breɪ tər /

noun

a person or thing that vibrates.
any of various machines or devices causing a vibratory motion or action.
a small appliance of variable shape, made to oscillate very rapidly and used in vibratory massage.
Electricity.
  1. a device in which, by continually repeated impulses, a steady current is changed into an oscillating current.
  2. a device for producing electric oscillations.

Origin of vibrator

First recorded in 1860–65; vibrate + -or2

OTHER WORDS FROM vibrator

non·vi·bra·tor, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for vibrator

vibrator
/ (vaɪˈbreɪtə) /

noun

  1. a device for producing a vibratory motion, such as one used in massage or in the distribution of wet concrete in moulds
  2. such a device with a vibrating part or tip, used as a dildo
a device in which a vibrating conductor interrupts a circuit to produce a pulsating current from a steady current, usually so that the current can then be amplified or the voltage transformedSee also chopper (def. 6)
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