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Word: oscillate



to swing back and forth with a regular rhythm. “The clock works because the pendulum oscillates.” “The oscillation of the dilithium crystals restarted the warp engine.”

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6 thoughts on “oscillate

  1. Edward Bailey says:

    I think {wal} “vibrate, be in a state of vibration” may cover this, though I might describe the motion of a pendulum with {bI’}.

    • De'vID says:

      Technically, lerchu’ only refers to the rhythmic movement of something like a pendulum which is fixed at one end. I don’t know if Klingons would extend this verb to cover, e.g. the oscillation of a laser. But I have no problem using it that way.

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