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Adjective: throbbing  thró-bing
  1. Pounding or beating strongly or violently
    "a throbbing pain"; "the throbbing engine of the boat"
Noun: throbbing  thró-bing
  1. An instance of rapid strong pulsation (of the heart)
    "he felt a throbbing in his head";
    - throb, pounding
  2. A sound with a strong rhythmic beat
    "the throbbing of the engines"
Verb: throb (throbbed,throbbing)  thrób
  1. Pulsate or pound with abnormal force
    "my head is throbbing"; "Her heart was throbbing"
  2. Expand and contract rhythmically; beat rhythmically
    "The baby's heart was throbbing again after the surgeon massaged it";
    - pulsate, pulse
  3. Tremble convulsively, as from fear or excitement
    - shudder, shiver, thrill

Derived forms: throbbings

See also: rhythmic, rhythmical

Type of: ache, beat, heartbeat, hurt, pound, pulsation, pulse, smart, sound, thump, tremble

Encyclopedia: Throbbing