- vt. 使振荡；使振动；使动摇
- vi. 振荡；摆动；犹豫
1. oscill- + -ate.
- oscillate:  Latin ōs originally meant ‘mouth’ (it was the source of English oral), but it was also used for ‘face’. Its diminutive form ōscillum ‘little face’ was applied to a mask depicting the god Bacchus that was hung up as a charm in vineyards, to be swung to and fro by the breeze. In due course its meaning broadened out to ‘swing’ generally, and a verb ōscillāre ‘swing’ was derived from it – whence English oscillate.
- oscillate (v.)
- 1726, back-formation from oscillation, or else from Latin oscillatus, past participle of oscillare (see oscillation). From 1917 in electronics. Related: Oscillated; oscillating.
- 1. On an oscilloscope, you can see an electrical current oscillate up and down.
- 2. In the case of homogeneous broadening only one mode can normally oscillate.
- 3. He seemed to oscillate between very drunk and icy sober.
- 4. It is true that system could oscillate back - wards and forwards in this dead zone.
- 5. The standard EBU model can not drive combustion to oscillate.
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