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intr.v. fluc·tu·at·ed, fluc·tu·at·ing, fluc·tu·ates
To vary irregularly, especially in amount: School enrollment has fluctuated from year to year.
[Latin flūctuāre, flūctuāt-, from flūctus, a flowing, from past participle of fluere, to flow; see bhleu- in Indo-European roots.]
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1. to change or cause to change position constantly; be or make unstable; waver or vary
2. (intr) to rise and fall like a wave; undulate
[C17: from Latin fluctuāre, from fluctus a wave, from fluere to flow]
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v. -at•ed, -at•ing. v.i.
1. to change continually; vary irregularly; shift back and forth or up and down: Prices fluctuated wildly.
2. to move in waves; undulate.v.t.
3. to cause to fluctuate.
[1625–35; < Latin fluctuātus to surge, derivative of fluctus wave, flood, derivative of fluere to flow]
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Past participle: fluctuated
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|Verb||1.||fluctuate - cause to fluctuate or move in a wavelike pattern|
move, displace - cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"
|2.||fluctuate - move or sway in a rising and falling or wavelike pattern; "the line on the monitor vacillated"|
swing - alternate dramatically between high and low values; "his mood swings"; "the market is swinging up and down"
fluctuate - cause to fluctuate or move in a wavelike pattern
|3.||fluctuate - be unstable; "The stock market fluctuates"|
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1. change, swing, vary, alter, hesitate, alternate, waver, veer, rise and fall, go up and down, ebb and flow, seesaw Body temperatures can fluctuate when you are ill.
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fluctuate[ˈflʌktjʊeɪt] VI [cost] → oscilar; [prices, temperature] → fluctuar, oscilar
to fluctuate between [person] → vacilar entre
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fluctuate[ˈflʌktjʊˌeɪt] vi (cost, rate, speed) → fluttuare, oscillare; (person) he fluctuated between fear and excitement → passava da uno stato di paura a uno stato di eccitazione
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vt. fluctuar, cambiar.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
fluctuatevi fluctuar, oscilar, variar
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