This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word palpitate
Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)
cause to throb or beat rapidly
"Her violent feelings palpitated the young woman's heart"
quiver, quake, palpitate(verb)
shake with fast, tremulous movements
"His nostrils palpitated"
"His heart palpitated"
WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)
to throb, beat strongly
Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)
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
Origin: [L. palpitare, palpitatum, v. intens. fr. pappare. See Palpable.]