- 1[intransitive] to make strong regular movements or sounds pulsating rhythms a pulsating headache Lights were pulsating in the sky. The lights were pulsating in time with the throbbing music.
- 2[intransitive] to be full of excitement or energy synonym buzz a pulsating game pulsate with something The streets were pulsating with life. Word Origin late 18th cent. (earlier (Middle English) as pulsation): from Latin pulsat-
BrE BrE//pʌlˈseɪt//; NAmE NAmE//ˈpʌlseɪt//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they pulsate
BrE BrE//pʌlˈseɪt//; NAmE NAmE//ˈpʌlseɪt//he / she / it pulsates
BrE BrE//pʌlˈseɪts//; NAmE NAmE//ˈpʌlseɪts//past simple pulsated
BrE BrE//pʌlˈseɪtɪd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈpʌlseɪtɪd//past participle pulsated
BrE BrE//pʌlˈseɪtɪd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈpʌlseɪtɪd//-ing form pulsating
BrE BrE//pʌlˈseɪtɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈpʌlseɪtɪŋ//