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Definitions for palpitate
ˈpæl pɪˌteɪtpal·pi·tate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. palpitateverb

    cause to throb or beat rapidly

    "Her violent feelings palpitated the young woman's heart"

  2. quiver, quake, palpitateverb

    shake with fast, tremulous movements

    "His nostrils palpitated"

  3. palpitate, flutterverb

    beat rapidly

    "His heart palpitated"


  1. palpitateverb

    to throb, beat strongly

Webster Dictionary

  1. Palpitateverb

    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

    Etymology: [L. palpitare, palpitatum, v. intens. fr. pappare. See Palpable.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Palpitate

    pal′pi-tāt, v.i. to move often and quickly: to beat rapidly: to throb: to pulsate.—adj. Pal′pitant (arch.), palpitating.—n. Palpitā′tion, act of palpitating: irregular action of the heart, caused by excitement, excessive exertion, or disease. [L. palpitāre, -ātum, freq. of palpāre. Cf. Palpable.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of palpitate in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of palpitate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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  • tykyttää, [[aiheuttaa]] [[tykytystä]], hytistä, hakata, täristä, väristä, jyskyttääFinnish
  • kapakapatū, huahuaki, hotohotoMāori

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    the act of passing from one state or place to the next
    • A. transition
    • B. bias
    • C. substitute
    • D. match

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