Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun throb

2 senses of throb

Sense 1
throb -- (a deep pulsating type of pain)
       => pain, hurting -- (a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder; "the patient developed severe pain and distension")

Sense 2
throb, throbbing, pounding -- (an instance of rapid strong pulsation (of the heart); "he felt a throbbing in his head")
       => pulse, pulsation, heartbeat, beat -- (the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart; "he could feel the beat of her heart")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb throb

3 senses of throb

Sense 1
throb -- (pulsate or pound with abnormal force; "my head is throbbing"; "Her heart was throbbing")
       => ache, smart, hurt -- (be the source of pain)

Sense 2
pulsate, throb, pulse -- (expand and contract rhythmically; beat rhythmically; "The baby's heart was pulsating again after the surgeon massaged it")
       => beat, pound, thump -- (move rhythmically; "Her heart was beating fast")

Sense 3
shudder, shiver, throb, thrill -- (tremble convulsively, as from fear or excitement)
       => tremble -- (move or jerk quickly and involuntarily up and down or sideways; "His hands were trembling when he signed the document")

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