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Meaning of PALPITATE

Pronunciation:  'palpi`teyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  beat rapidly; "His heart palpitated"
  2. [v]  shake with fast, tremulous movements; "His nostrils palpitated"
  3. [v]  cause to throb or beat rapidly; "Her violent feelings palpitated the young woman's heart"

PALPITATE is a 9 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: flutter, quake, quiver
 See Also: agitate, beat, pound, shake, thump, tremble



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pal"pi*tate\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Palpitated}; p.
pr. & vb. n. {Palpitating}.] [L. palpitare, palpitatum, v.
intens. fr. pappare. See {Palpable}.]
To beat rapidly and more strongly than usual; to throb; to
bound with emotion or exertion; to pulsate violently; to
flutter; -- said specifically of the heart when its action is
abnormal, as from excitement.

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