(noun, verb)


1. a deep pulsating type of pain

Definition categories: state, hurting, pain

2. an instance of rapid strong pulsation (of the heart)

- he felt a throbbing in his head

Similar word(s): pounding, throbbing

Definition categories: event, beat, heartbeat, pulsation, pulse


1. pulsate or pound with abnormal force

- my head is throbbing

- Her heart was throbbing

Definition categories: perception, ache, hurt, smart

2. expand and contract rhythmically; beat rhythmically

Similar word(s): pulsate, pulse

Definition categories: motion, beat, pound, thump

3. tremble convulsively, as from fear or excitement

Similar word(s): shiver, shudder, thrill

Definition categories: motion, tremble