Reciprocate

Definition of Reciprocate

Re`cip´ro`cate   Pronunciation: rė`sĭp´rô`kāt
v. i.1.To move forward and backward alternately; to recur in vicissitude; to act interchangeably; to alternate.
[imp. & p. p. Reciprocated (rė*sĭp"rô*kā`tĕd); p. pr. & vb. n. Reciprocating.]
Reciprocating engine
a steam, air, or gas engine, etc., in which the piston moves back and forth; - in distinction from a rotary engine, in which the piston travels continuously in one direction in a circular path.
Reciprocating motion
(Mech.) motion alternately backward and forward, or up and down, as of a piston rod.
v. t.1.To give and return mutually; to make return for; to give in return; to interchange; to alternate; as, to reciprocate favors.

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