Definitions for: Jactation


[n] (pathology) extremely restless tossing and twitching usually by a person with a severe illness



Webster (1913) Definition: Jac*ta"tion, n. [L. jactatio, fr. jactare: af. F.
jactation. See Jactancy.]
A throwing or tossing of the body; a shaking or agitation.
--Sir. W. Temple.

Synonyms: jactitation

See Also: restlessness, uneasiness


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