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Verb: reverberate  ri'vur-bu,reyt
  1. Fill for a short time with sound and echoes
    "the hall reverberated with laughter";
    - resound, echo, ring
     
  2. Have a long or continuing effect
    "The discussions with my teacher reverberated throughout my adult life"
     
  3. Be reflected as heat, sound,, light or shock waves
    "the waves reverberate as far away as the end of the building"
     
  4. (acoustics) to throw or bend back (from a surface)
    "Sound is reverberated well in this auditorium";
    - reflect
     
  5. Move back in a roughly opposite direction after an impact
    "The rubber ball reverberated";
    - bounce, resile, take a hop, spring, bound, rebound, recoil, ricochet
     
  6. Treat, process, heat, melt, or refine in a reverberatory furnace
    "reverberate ore"

Derived forms: reverberating, reverberates, reverberated

Type of: bound, die hard, endure, go, jump, leap, persist, prevail, process, run, sound, spring, treat

Encyclopedia: Reverberate