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reverberate (ri-VUR-buh-rayt) verb intr.

1. To resound in or as if in a succession of echoes; reecho.

2. To be repeatedly reflected, as sound waves, heat, or light.

3. To be forced or driven back; recoil or rebound.

verb tr.

1. To reecho (a sound).

2. To reflect (heat or light) repeatedly.

3. To drive or force back; repel.

4. To subject (a metal, for example) to treatment in a reverberatory furnace.

[Latin reverberare, reverberat-, to repel : re-, + verberare, to beat (from verber, whip.]

"As the fallout from Sunday's announcement reverberated through the world mining community, (David) Walsh had little to say to reporters as he sped away from Bre-X's Calgary headquarters." Darren Schuettler, Bre-X's maverick founder dreamed of riches, Reuters, 05 May 1997.

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