vibrator

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See also: Vibrator, vibrátor, and vibratör

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Etymology[edit]

From New Latin vibrator, from Latin vibrare (to vibrate); see vibrate.

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Noun[edit]

vibrator (plural vibrators)

  1. A device that vibrates or causes vibration.
    1. A vibrating device used for massage or sexual stimulation.
      They recommend a vibrator because it's a safe alternative to sex.
    2. A device designed to electromechanically interrupt current flowing to the step-up transformer which was used to generate the high tension positive supply in old battery operated (automotive) valve radios.
    3. A trembler, as of an electric bell.
    4. A vibrating reed for transmitting or receiving pulsating currents in a harmonic telegraph system.
    5. A device for vibrating the pen of a siphon recorder to diminish frictional resistance on the paper.
    6. An oscillator.
    7. An ink-distributing roller in a printing machine, having an additional vibratory motion.
    8. A vibrating reed in a musical instrument, especially a reed organ.
    9. (weaving) Any of various vibrating devices, such as one for slackening the warp as a shed opens.
    10. An attachment, usually pneumatic, in a moulding machine to shake the pattern loose.

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Verb[edit]

vibrātor

  1. second-person singular future passive imperative of vibrō
  2. third-person singular future passive imperative of vibrō