pulsate

Things that pulsate throb with a regular, rhythmic beat — like the piped-in music at a trendy discotheque.

Music can pulsate, electromagnetic waves can pulsate, and your head can pulsate when you have a splitting headache. When someone takes your pulse by placing fingers on the inside of your wrist or on your neck, they're counting your heartbeats by feeling the blood pulsate through your arteries.

Definitions of pulsate
1

v expand and contract rhythmically; beat rhythmically

“The baby's heart was pulsating again after the surgeon massaged it”
Synonyms:
pulse, throb
beat, quiver
move with or as if with a regular alternating motion
Type of:
beat, pound, thump
move rhythmically

v move with or as if with a regular alternating motion

“the city pulsated with music and excitement”
Synonyms:
beat, quiver
pulse, throb
expand and contract rhythmically; beat rhythmically
Type of:
move
move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

v produce or modulate (as electromagnetic waves) in the form of short bursts or pulses or cause an apparatus to produce pulses

Synonyms:
pulse
Type of:
create, make, produce
create or manufacture a man-made product

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