Part of speech: verb

To move or swing back and forth, as a pendulum; oscillate; fluctuate; vacillate.

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Usage examples "vibrate":

  1. On account of the high velocity at which emery wheels operate, it is necessary that they be very accurately balanced, otherwise the unequal centrifugal motion causes them to vibrate very rapidly, every vibration leaving its mark upon the work. - "Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II", Joshua Rose.
  2. Intensity is governed mainly by the width of the vibrations of the vibrating body, and the width depends upon the force applied to the body to make it vibrate. - "Physiology and Hygiene for Secondary Schools", Francis M. Walters, A.M..
  3. If the brain vibrates like the strings of a musical instrument, as no two are alike, no two vibrate alike. - "Studies in the Out-Lying Fields of Psychic Science", Hudson Tuttle.