vibrator

[ vahy-brey-ter ]

noun
  1. a person or thing that vibrates.

  2. any of various machines or devices causing a vibratory motion or action.

  1. a small electrical device of variable shape, made to oscillate very rapidly and used in massage or to provide sexual pleasure.

  2. Electricity.

    • a device in which, by continually repeated impulses, a steady current is changed into an oscillating current.

    • a device for producing electric oscillations.

Origin of vibrator

1
First recorded in 1860–65; vibrate + -or2

Other words from vibrator

  • non·vi·bra·tor, noun

Words Nearby vibrator

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British Dictionary definitions for vibrator

vibrator

/ (vaɪˈbreɪtə) /


noun
    • a device for producing a vibratory motion, such as one used in massage or in the distribution of wet concrete in moulds

    • such a device with a vibrating part or tip, used as a dildo

  1. 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 transformed: See also chopper (def. 6)

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