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fluctuate

fluc·tu·ate

fluctuate

 
 
pronunciation:
fluhk chu eIt
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: fluctuated, fluctuates, fluctuating
definition 1: to vary or change irregularly; rise and fall.
The price of gold continually fluctuates.My appetite fluctuates; some days I'm hungry all the time and other days I don't feel like eating at all.
synonyms:
flutter, vacillate
similar words:
change, flicker, oscillate, seesaw, sway, swing, vary, waver, wobble, yo-yo
definition 2: to move in a wavelike pattern; undulate.
Look how the shadows fluctuate.
synonyms:
undulate
similar words:
billow, flutter, ripple, surge, vacillate, wave
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to cause to fluctuate.
synonyms:
flutter, undulate
similar words:
flicker, oscillate, ripple, wave
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derivation: fluctuating (adj.)