What does palpitate mean?

Definitions for palpitateˈpæl pɪˌteɪt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word palpitate.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. palpitate(verb)

    cause to throb or beat rapidly

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

  2. quiver, quake, palpitate(verb)

    shake with fast, tremulous movements

    "His nostrils palpitated"

  3. palpitate, flutter(verb)

    beat rapidly

    "His heart palpitated"


  1. palpitate(Verb)

    to throb, beat strongly

Webster Dictionary

  1. Palpitate(verb)

    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

  2. Origin: [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.]


  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

Images & Illustrations of palpitate

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Translations for palpitate

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

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

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