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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Adjective- Moving like a wave.

Usage examples (35)
  • A new sound had pierced the vague fluctuant din: the roar of a lynch-mob for its prey.
  • Incision and drainage (I & D) should be performed once the abscess is "ripe" i.e. fluctuant upon gentle palpation.
  • Thou must use thyself also to keep thy body fixed and steady; free from all loose fluctuant either motion, or posture.
  • If the swelling becomes fluctuant conduct an exploratory puncture with a large-bore needle which will reveal thick pus. for more
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