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"
to throb, beat strongly
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.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.]
The numerical value of palpitate in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of palpitate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
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