Definitions for: Palpitate


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



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

Synonyms: flutter, quake, quiver

See Also: agitate, beat, pound, shake, thump, tremble

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